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Fit and Proper Persons Requirement Review

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL17585, tabled on 3 September 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June, what steps they are taking to implement the recommendations of the Kark review of the fit and proper persons test, published on 6 February; and when they expect to complete their response to that review.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Government has accepted in principle recommendations 1 and 2 of the Review by Tom Kark QC into the Fit and Proper Persons test, namely:

- to develop competency standards for all NHS directors; and

- to create a central database of NHS director employment and training data.

The Government has asked Baroness Harding of Winscombe, to take forward implementation of the two accepted recommendations and to engage on the remaining recommendations alongside work to develop the NHS People Plan.

A response is expected later this year.