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Hospital Appointments

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps within the National Health Service to establish effective sanctions against those consultants who prevent family medical practitioners from holding part-time hospital appointments.

I am not aware of any general problem in this area. It is for health authorities to decide whether such an appointment is necessary on service grounds and it is for the appointments committee to consider whether a particular candidate is suitable for appointment.