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National Health Service (Emergency Treatment)

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 12 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Health whether his regulations provide that a patient can recover the fees he has paid to a doctor, outside the National Health Scheme, who has been summoned in an emergency on account of the patient's registered practitioner being unable to attend.

No, but they include arrangements for enabling a patient to receive treatment in an emergency from practitioners taking part in the National Health Service.