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London Health Planning Consortium

Volume 981: debated on Tuesday 18 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when he anticipates the London health planning consortium will be abolished.

The London health planning consortium will remain in being for the time being. It has completed some of its work in producing a number of speciality study group reports and a discussion document on the balance of teaching and service needs in London, but still has important work to do. The "Report on Non-Departmental Public Bodies"—Cmnd. 7797—recognised that the consortium had a continuing role in developing solutions to the major problems relating to health services in London and it has recently set in hand a major study of primary care services in London. This study is unlikely to be completed before the end of 1980.