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Nhs (Private Medicine)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what scale of charges health authorities were expected up to 31 March 1987 to levy on hospital equipment borrowed from National Health Service hospitals; and what charges they were expected to levy for clerical or administrative work on private patients carried out by hospital staff.

Administrative costs were included in the calculation of the National Health Services private patient charges which applied up to 31 March 1987. There is no set scale of charges for hospital equipment borrowed from the NHS. Where they exist such arrangements have been arrived at locally and often involved reciprocal exchanges of equipment.