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Volume 934: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services under what circumstances patients who have previously seen a hospital consultant privately are charged for X-rays under the National Health Service.

A patient who has seen a National Health Service doctor privately and who subsequently requires a radiological examination may have it free of charge where he chooses to be treated as a National Health Service patient or on payment of the appropriate hospital charge where he wishes to continue his treatment as a private patient.