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National Health Service Consultants And Doctors

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what effect the consultants' work to rule is having on the length of waiting time for out-patients' appointments, and admission to hospital for non-urgent operations.

My information is that in many places waiting times for out-patient appointments and non-urgent in-patient admissions have lengthened, but that the effects vary greatly between different areas.