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Private Practice

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what contributions consultants in Wales in the employment of the National Health Service make towards the administrative, secretarial and overhead costs of National Health Service hospitals whose facilities they may use in connection with their private practice.

Payments of hospital charges, including elements for administrative, secretarial and overhead costs, for the use of National Health Service facilities in connection with the consultation and treatment of private patients are made by patients themselves. Arrangements for collecting payments are a matter for individual health authorities.