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Medical Staffing

Volume 641: debated on Friday 5 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Health when he proposes to instruct regional hospital boards and boards of governors to review the medical staffing of their hospitals in accordance with the recommendations of the Platt Committee.

A decision on these recommendations will be reached when discussions with the professional bodies have taken place.

Is the Minister aware that before he can take action he will need some of this evidence in his hands? Will he ask for it now so that he is prepared to make more consultant posts ready after the discussions have ceased with the profession?

It is essential first to have the profession's view in principle on the recommendations of the Platt Report.