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General Practitioners: Private Sector

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent of private companies' co-operation with general practitioners on service configuration. (169196)

None. Proposals for the reconfiguration of services are a matter for the national health service locally, working in conjunction with clinicians, patients and other stakeholders.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the engagement of general practitioners in private healthcare facilities; and if he will make a statement. (169197)

It is a personal matter for general practitioners and private providers of healthcare facilities to determine their contractual arrangements in delivery of non-national health service services.