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Nhs (Product Purchasing)

Volume 229: debated on Thursday 22 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her policy on the use of inducements offered by manufacturers of drugs and hip and knee prostheses to NHS personnel to persuade them to buy their products.

Unequivocal guidance issued to the health service in January—HSG(93)5—states that under

Year ending:
31 July 199131 July 199231 July 1993
Students obtaining their first registerable qualification from medical schools in the United Kingdom3,5733,644n/a
Year ending:
30 June 199130 June 199230 June 1993
Doctors joining general practice in the United Kingdom1,6091,510n/a
The doctors covered by the two tables will not be the same, as a period of training follows first registerable qualification before admission to general practice. The second table will include doctors who qualified outside the United Kingdom.