Sir Nicholas Soames’s Question to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on Leadership in the NHS


 Nicholas Soames (Mid Sussex) (Con): What is it, precisely, about the NHS’s management and leadership that means it seems to be unable to achieve consistent excellence in its hospitals, such as happens at the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust? Why is it so hard for lessons learned to be better disseminated? [907239]

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Matt Hancock)

My right hon. Friend identifies a critical factor in improving the future of the NHS, which is to have stronger leadership at all levels, to be able to support innovation and to find out the best that is happening elsewhere and bring it to trusts. I know he has a particular interest in that, and I look forward to working with him on it.