asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what financial and other assistance is given to general practitioners and family practitioner committees to enable general practitioners to improve their facilities and purchase or construct health centres; in whom the ownership of such health centres is vested; to whom the capital gains of such centres accrue; and if he will make a statement.
I shall let my hon. Friend have a reply as soon as possible.
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what guidelines he issues to family practitioner committees regarding (a) the criteria for eligibility of general practitioners for limited commitment contracts, (b) the incidence of limited commitment contracts and (c) the terms and conditions attached to limited commitment contracts, with particular reference to remuneration and duties.
No guidelines are issued and there is no distinct form of contract for a part-time practitioner. A general medical practitioner may limit his commitment to NHS general practice in various ways, with consequences for his remuneration as set out in the statement of fees and allowances payable to general medical practitioners.