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Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many circulars have been issued by the Health Service Management Board in the last 12 months; and on what topics.

The Department issued 63 health circulars and health notices on issues concerning hospital and community health services to health authorities in the period from 1 March 1987 to 1 March 1988. Other guidance and information was issued by letter and through bulletins. Following is a list of the circulars and notices:

Health Circulars Sent to Health Authorities
HC(87)7Resource Assumptions and Planning Guidelines
HC(87)8Services for drug misusers — curbing the spread of AIDS and HIV infection
HC(87)9Finance—NHS Internal Audit
HC(87)10Drug Misuse and AIDS
HC(87)11Male Midwives
HC(87)12Mental Health Act 1983
HC(87)13Charging for the supply of information about patients engaged in legal proceedings
HC(87)14Data Protection Act 1984: Modified Access to Personal Health Information
HC(87)15Data Protection Act 1984: Social Work Orders: Individuals' Right of Access
HC(87)16Decisions of the Professional Conduct Committee of the GMC
HC(87)17Revised cost allowance for Health Buildings
HC(87)18Fluoridation of Water Supplies
HC(87)19Misuse of Drugs Act 1971
HC(87)21Pay and Conditions of Service: General Managers' Pay Rates
HC(87)22Pay and Conditions of Service: Health Authority Senior Managers: arrangements for remuneration and conditions of service
HC(87)23Primary Health Care Services
HC(87)24Fire Precautions in NHS Premises
HC(87)25Hospital Medical Staffing: Achieving a Balance
HC(87)26Data Protection Act 1984: Modified Access to Personal Health Information
HC(87)28Revised rates of pay for part time hospital chaplains
HC(87)29Community Nursing Services and Primary Health Care Teams
HC(87)30Hospital Laundry arrangements for used and infected linen
HC(87)32Revised salaries for staff in ad hoc classes
HC(87)33Demand for Elective Admission: Statistical Returns KHO6, KHO7, KHO7A
HC(87)34Taxation of Staff Benefits and Allowances
HC(87)35Voluntary Hospital Fire Brigade duties: payment of allowances
HC(87)37Resource Distribution for 1988–89
HC(88)1Cervical Cancer Screening
HC(88)2Revises rates of pay for Psychological Technicians
HC(88)3Radio frequency spectrum de-regulation
HC(88)4NHS Treatment of overseas visitors
HC(88)5Health Building Procedures: Works Consultants Commission: Revision to Fee Competition
HC(88)6Arrangements for Locally Organised and Clinical Research in the NHS
HC(88)7EEC Thresholds for Public Works Contracts
HC(88)8NHS Tribunal
HC(88)9Protection of Children: Disclosure of criminal back-ground of those with access to children
HC(88)10Korner statistical returns
HC(88)11Determination of Private Patients Charges
Health Notices sent to Health Authorities
HC(88)12Taxation of Staff Benefits and Allowances
HN(87)6Social Security Payments for Hospital In-Patients
HN(87)7Road Traffic Act Charges
HN(87)8Capital Schemes shared with UGC-universities

Health Circulars Sent to Health Authorities

HN(87)9Review of Artificial Limb and Appliance Centre
HN(87)12Social Fund—Maternity Payment Integrated Leaflet
HN(87)13NHS charges to overseas visitors
HN(87)14Health Building Procedures: Terms and Conditions of Service of Works Consultants
HN(87)15Handling Charges for Blood Derivates to Non NHS Hospitals
HN(87)16Legionnaires' Disease: Engineering Guidance Note 4
HN(87)17Legionnaires' Disease; Engineering Guidance Note 5
HN(87)18Health Building Procedures
HN(87)19Changes to the list of drugs available under the NHS
HN(87)20Parliamentary and Health Services Commissioners Act 1987
HN(87)21Changes in the Secretary of State's List for Dental Prescribing
HN(87)22Decontamination of Health Care Equipment
HN(87)23Circularised Communications Between the DHSS and Health Authorities
HN(87)25Building Guidelines
HN(87)26Promoting Better Health: White Paper on Primary Health Care
HN(88)1Graduated Compression Hosiery
HN(88)2Social Fund—Maternity Benefits
HN(88)3Product Liability
HN(88)4Charges for Drugs, oxygen concentrators and wigs and fabric supports

Note: These lists exclude Circulars and Notices sent by the Department to Family Practitioner Committees and Local Authorities.