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British College Of Physiotherapy

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 8 April 1954

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90.

asked the Minister of Health if he will give recognition to the British College of Physiotherapy under the terms of the National Health Services (Medical Auxiliaries) Regulations, 1954.

No.

PRESCRIPTIONS
Number of PrescriptionsAverage cost per PrescriptionTotal Cost
1952—d.£
October18,384,88349·003,753,418
November17,410,70149·793,611,664
December19,881,27749·684,115,494
1953
January23,735,88548·124,758,774
February21,645,03047·304,266,164
1953
October19,201,000Declared by Chemists47·09Estimates obtained from sampleNot yet available
November18,561,00047·49
December18,594,00049·22
1954
January19,704,00048·48
February19;203,00048·80
These figures include prescriptions for appliances ordered by general practitioners and dispensed by chemists, and prescriptions given by hospital out-patient departments which were dispensed by chemists because hospital dispensing service was not available. No figures are available to show the number of prescriptions dispensed at hospitals to out-patients.
DENTAL TREATMENT
MonthNumber of completed courses of dental treatment under normal procedure (Note 1)Number of courses for limited treatment under emergency procedure (Note 2)Estimated Cost to Exchequer (Note 3)
£
October, 1952 (5 weeks)496,000155,0001,100,000
November, 1952 (4 weeks)414,000127,000850,000
December, 1952 (4 weeks)333,000102,000700,000
January, 1953 (5 weeks)521,000166,0001,100,000
February, 1953 (4 weeks)382,000126,000800,000
October, 1953 (5 weeks)538,000171,0001,250,000
November, 1953 (4 weeks)454,000144,0001,050,000
December, 1953 (4 weeks)385,000126,000900,000
January, 1954 (5 weeks)570,000176,0001,300,000
February, 1954 (4 weeks)434,000134,0001,000,000
1. The courses exclude those for the provision of dentures to which the 1952 Act charges do not apply. Of the courses shown when the 1952 Act charge was fully effective over half bear no charge, being for exempted classes of patients or for items of treatment to which the charges do not apply.
2. Courses for limited treatment consisting of extraction of one or two teeth cost under £1 and many patients may, therefore, be assumed to have had the treatment privately
3. The 1952 Act charges were not fully effective in the latter part of 1952 as some of the course may have started before 1st June, 1952.