Select Committee on Defence First Special Report


ANNEX F: Committee Recommendations: Progress (continued)

Seventh Report: The Strategic Defence Review: Defence Medical Services (HC 447) Published: 4 November 1999
Government Reply: Third Special Report, HC221 Published: 15 February 2000

  Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
3.That the Secretaries of State for Health and Defence restate the propriety, indeed desirability, of recognising the special needs of armed forces personnel. (para 36) Accepted in part (paragraph 6).        
7.That the MoD to come up with a far more convincing set of proposals to enhance recruitment. (Para 73) Under examination (paragraph 10).        
8.That the decision on not backdating new pension arrangement be reconsidered At the very least, consideration of some form of loyalty bonus for staff who remain in the DMS until retirement age or for a minimum of 30 years. (Para 80) Being pursued as a matter of priority (paragraph 12).        
  Recommendations and undertakings Government Response Committee Response/Follow-up Further GovernmentAction Notes
9.That the MoD should give more thought as to how the requirements of the medical Reserve can be better tailored to the specific needs of NHS personnel give active political support to a campaign to persuade Health Authorities and NHS Trusts that the pursuit of the goals of the DMS is an appropriate priority in their work, and that they have a duty to actively support the development of the medical reserve. (Para 87) Work being taken forward (paragraph 15) Further evidence taken on 8.11.2000, report due.To be considered as part of personnel inquiry, report due.     




 
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