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Prosthetic Technicians

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he intends to assimilate the prosthetic technicians in limb fitting centres into the National Health Service in accordance with the recommendations of the Denny report of 1970.

While I accept that the prosthetists who measure and fit patients for their artificial limbs should be employed within the National Health Service, I am not convinced that the prosthetic technicians who fabricate the limbs at the centres need be similarly employed. I shall announce my decision after the conclusion of discussions which my officials are having with interested parties.