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Varicose Veins (Operations)

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give the average waiting time for each regional hospital board in Wales for an operation for varicose veins; what is the waiting time for National Health Service patients and private patients under the

increased incidence of psychiatric illness amongst the young, he will take steps to increase the number of family practitioners in areas of increasing unemployment.

The admission of additional family practitioners to existing medical lists in any area is a matter for the medical practices committee, but studies to date have not demonstrated a direct relationship between unemployment levels and the incidence of psychiatric illness.