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National Health Service (Panel Doctors)

Volume 446: debated on Tuesday 27 January 1948

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asked the Minister of Health what will be the position of panel practitioners on 5th July under his recent regulations when the National Health Insurance Act comes into operation who find themselves unable to take up service under it, but who intend continuing to practice.

These practitioners, like others, will be able—if they wish—to take part in the new National Health Service after 5th July. The old National Health Insurance service will be superseded by the new arrangements at that date. A doctor may also confine himself entirely to private practice.