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Doctors (Deputising Work)

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to require doctors who undertake deputising work to have been trained to the same extent as general practitioners.

The Department has made it clear in its code of practice for general practitioner deputising services that the appropriate professional advisory committee should satisfy itself of the professional competence of applicants for employment by a deputising service and ensure in particular that they have had adequate previous experience in general practice.