Skip to main content

Hospital Admissions (Diagnosis)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

21.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take steps to ensure that the entry of patients to NHS hospitals is not dependent on diagnostic assessments carried out by persons without medical qualifications.

The need for admission to hospital, and the urgency of that need, are rightly matters which depend on the judgment of a medical practitioner.