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Minor Surgery

Volume 181: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes there have been in the number of minor surgery sessions being carried out by general practitioners since April.

Following the introduction on 1 April 1990 of a specific payment for GPs providing minor surgery, over 40,000 minor surgery sessions have been held. This means that some 200,000 patients have been saved the inconvenience of attending out-patient departments. Earlier information is not available.