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ROLE OF SUPPORT STAFF AND MANAGERS IN THE NHS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1763: tabled on 19 October 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 116 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the modern NHS team is made up of many different people working in different jobs in different settings, all playing a crucial role in ensuring that patients receive the best care available; recognises that, of the 1.3 million staff in the NHS, 84 per cent. are involved directly in patient care, with just 16 per cent. providing the infrastructure support necessary to keep hospitals, surgeries and NHS organisations running effectively; further notes that an organisation the size of the NHS, treating one million people every 36 hours, must have effective management as well as administrative and clerical staff; has concerns that accusations of a proliferation of pen-pushers and bureaucrats in the NHS are hugely damaging to the morale of hardworking NHS staff and to the quality of the health debate; and welcomes the joint campaign by UNISON and the NHS Confederation to show the real people behind the non-clinical roles in the NHS and how managers and support staff are necessary if clinicians are to be able to deliver first-class services to patients.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Barron, Kevin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2004
Rother Valley
Best, Mr Harold
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Leeds North West
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
South Ribble
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2004
Worthing West
Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Manchester, Withington
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Regent's Park and Kensington North
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Burnham, Andy
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Leigh
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2004
Sutton and Cheam
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2004
North East Fife
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Gower
Clark, Mrs Helen
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Peterborough
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Putney
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Falkirk East
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Stockton North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Tooting
Cranston, Sir Ross
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Dudley North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2004
Workington
Curtis-Thomas, Mrs Claire
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Crosby
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2004
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Bristol West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Holborn and St Pancras
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
South Swindon
Dunwoody, Mrs Gwyneth
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2004
Crewe and Nantwich
Eagle, Angela
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Wallasey
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Monmouth
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2004
Perth
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Rochdale
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
Newport West
Follett, Barbara
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
Stevenage
Foster, Mr Derek
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
Bishop Auckland
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2004
Bath
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2004
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2004
Somerton and Frome
Henderson, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Harwich
Hesford, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2004
Wirral West
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Ashton-under-Lyne
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2004
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Tamworth
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
North Durham
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2004
Cheltenham
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2004
Salisbury
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2004
Ealing, Southall
King, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Rugby and Kenilworth
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 October 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lucas, Ian
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Wrexham
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Western Isles
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Amber Valley
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Wolverhampton South West
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Kingston upon Hull North
McWalter, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Hemel Hempstead
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Blaydon
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
Bristol North West
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Ochil
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2004
Montgomeryshire
Organ, Diana
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Forest of Dean
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Ynys Môn
Perham, Linda
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
Ilford North
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2004
Hyndburn
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Portsmouth North
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 October 2004
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
City of Chester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2004
Torbay
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2004
Aberdeen North
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2004
Kettering
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2004
Huddersfield
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2004
West Renfrewshire
Short, Clare
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Birmingham, Ladywood
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2004
Bradford West
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 November 2004
Belfast South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2004
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Sir Teddy
Conservative
Signed on 8 November 2004
Rochford and Southend East
Turner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2004
Wolverhampton South East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2004
Stoke-on-Trent North
White, Brian
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2004
North East Milton Keynes
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2004
Conwy
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2004
Batley and Spen
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2004
Cannock Chase

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.