asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what remedy a patient has when, wishing to transfer from one general practitioner's list to another, he is refused by another doctor of his choice.
The chosen doctor is entitled in his turn to exercise his right of choice. If he decides to refuse the patient, the latter should seek acceptance by another doctor. Family practitioner committees are always ready to help and can, if necessary, assign a patient to a doctor in the area.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied that patients wishing to transfer from one general practitioner's list to another of their choice, in the event of the death or retirement of their doctor, or if they are dissatisfied with the treatment they receive, are able to do so.
Yes, provided that the chosen doctor is willing and able to accept them.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many complaints he has received about doctors refusing to accept patients wishing to transfer from one general practitioner's list to another in the same area.
No separate record is kept of such correspondence, and extraction of this information would involve dispro-
|NUMBER OF FAMILIES RECEIVING FAMILY INCOME SUPPLEMENT PRIOR TO THE UPRATING IN JULY 1977|
|Type of family and number of children||(a) On maximum before and after uprating||(b) Brought on to maximum by uprating||(c) Unaffected by maximum at uprating||All families|
|Lone parent families:|
|2 or more children||…||…||1||1||13||15|
|All lone parent families||…||…||3||3||30||36|
|Two parent families:|
|2 or more children||…||…||2||2||31||35|
|All two parent families||…||…||3||3||40||46|
|Total, All families||…||…||6||6||70||82|
1. All figures are rounded to the nearest thousand.
2.The immediate increases received at the uprating could be reduced or extinguished when each individual claim is reassessed upon renewal and any increase in earnings is taken into account.