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Ministerial Visits

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 20 March, Official Report, column 40, how many (a) locality or joint commissioning projects and (b) fundholding practices he or his Ministers have visited in the past 12 months. [37377]

Ministers visited around 50 general practitioner premises in the past 12 months. Visits to fundholding and non-fundholding practices are not recorded separately. Ministers also met general practitioners in a wide range of meetings organised by health authorities and national organisations of various kinds, as well as at conferences, some organised by specialist GP organisations. There is no standard definition of locality or joint commissioning projects.