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Day Surgery

Volume 228: debated on Thursday 8 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance his Department issues to (a) general practitioner fund-holders and (b) health authorities on the specifica-tions they should include in their contracts with providers of day unit surgery to reduce the special risks attendant upon day surgery.

The Welsh Office has not issued any guidance on this matter to commissioners of health care as, in general, service specifications for developments of this kind are for local agreement, drawing on examples of best practice and professional advice.