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Prescription Pricing Authority And The Capacity Improvement Programme

EDM number 1653 in 2005-06, proposed by John Leech on 15/02/2006.

That this House recognises that the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA) is an efficient, cost-effective public service run by public sector staff with the interests of patients and the NHS at heart; notes that the Capacity Improvement Programme (CIP), first announced in December 2003, aimed to increase the PPA's prescription processing capacity to deal with the increased workload without the need significantly to increase staff numbers; recognises that it was assumed that roll-out of the CIP would not be completed until March 2008; notes with concern that this roll-out is now to be phased in over one year between April 2006 and March 2007 and that it is designed significantly to reduce staff numbers to meet the Business Services Agency (BSA) targets for savings; further notes that the CIP is, as yet, untested and that there is a real concern among staff that rushing in a new system poses risks to service delivery; and therefore urges the BSA to extend the roll-out of CIP to ensure the smooth and effective transfer of service delivery and to rule out compulsory redundancies.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

John Leech15/02/2006Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Paul Holmes15/02/2006ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George15/02/2006St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Howarth15/02/2006CambridgeLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Hunter15/02/2006CheadleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Ann Cryer16/02/2006KeighleyLabourSeconded
Richard Younger-Ross16/02/2006TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Anderson27/02/2006BlaydonLabourSigned
Adrian Sanders28/02/2006TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Colin Breed01/03/2006South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis01/03/2006Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
David Crausby02/03/2006Bolton North EastLabourSigned
John Hemming02/03/2006Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell03/03/2006Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke06/03/2006Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Sharon Hodgson06/03/2006Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson07/03/2006Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Mary Creagh07/03/2006WakefieldLabourSigned
Jon Trickett08/03/2006HemsworthLabourSigned
Michael Clapham09/03/2006Barnsley West and PenistoneLabourSigned
Phil Willis09/03/2006Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Jo Swinson13/03/2006East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevan Jones20/03/2006North DurhamLabourSigned
Nick Harvey22/03/2006North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Goodman27/03/2006Bishop AucklandLabourSigned
Eric Illsley30/03/2006Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington18/04/2006Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Roberta Blackman-Woods02/05/2006City of DurhamLabourSigned
John Barrett15/05/2006Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Graham Stringer09/10/2006Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Denis Murphy10/10/2006WansbeckLabourSigned
Ian Stewart16/10/2006EcclesLabourSigned

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