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Radiography Services

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the present state of radiography services in the health service both for diagnosis and treatment in particular regarding the replacement of out-of-date equipment; and what steps, if any, he proposes to take to improve the situation.

The provision of diagnostic radiology and radiotherapy equipment including the replacement of existing apparatus, as a matter for the health authorities to plan. In the last financial year some £18 million was spent by them

It is for health authorities to keep their capital programmes under review in order to make the most effective use of the resources available to them in the selection of small schemes to meet local needs and priorities.