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Medical Technologies Directorate: Recruitment

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 92933, tabled on 14 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to have a permanent director in place for the Medical Technology Directorate; what the selection process has been for leadership of that directorate; and what steps his Department plans to take to ensure accountability of that directorate's leadership.

Answered on

20 December 2021

The Department recruitment process earlier this year did not produce successful candidates. We have revised the role profile to attract a wider range of candidates and we plan to readvertise in due course.

Accountability is ensured through the Directorate’s current leadership. The Directorate is led by Chris Stirling as Interim Director and Matthew Styles as Director General for NHS Policy and Performance.