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Urgent Operations

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to place specific maximum waiting times on specific urgent operations; and if she will make a statement.

None at present. As part of the 1993–94 waiting time initiative, the national health service management executive is holding discussions with the medical professions about procedures and protocols for prioritising waiting list conditions. The usefulness of setting maximum waiting times for specific operations is an option which will be explored at these meetings.