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Doctors (Classification)

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the continued opposition to the methods adopted by the assessment committee, under the National Health Service, in the grading of doctors; and if he will direct these committees concerning the conditions of assessing, including the classification of doctors on merit and not on their present spheres of service, and on the right of the down-graded to make a personal appeal before a superior authority.

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of the advice given to Boards. Appeals are considered by the professional reviewing committees suitably enlarged for the purpose, and the committees have discretion to interview practitioners personally if they think it desirable.