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National Health Service (Medical Practices)

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health is he is aware that anxiety exists at present in the medical profession; that medical men are being demobilised from the Forces who have not been in practice prior to the war and are desirous of setting up in general practice; and if he will state the policy of the Government as to the buying and selling of practices under a national health service.

:I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for Ripon (Mr. York) on 11th October, of which I am sending him a copy.

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the uncertainty as to his future intentions with regard to the continuance of the system of sale of practices is causing difficulties for doctors, who are being demobilised, in making agreements necessary to settlement in practice; and if he will anounce his policy in this matter as soon as possible.

Yes, Sir. I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Ripon (Mr. York) on nth October, of which I am sending him a copy.