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NHS: Fees and Charges

Volume 470: debated on Wednesday 23 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 723, if he will place in the Library a copy of the relevant part of each code of practice in which co-payment is ruled out. (181133)

The relevant guidance are as follows:

Code of Conduct for Private Practice: Recommended Standards of Practice for NHS Consultants (2004), in particular paragraph 2.13;

The Code of Conduct for Private Practice - Guidance for NHS Medical Staff (2003), in particular paragraphs 3.22-3.23; and

Management of Private Practice in Health Service hospitals in England and Wales (1986), in particular paragraphs 22-27.

It is for national health service organisations to form policy in line with this guidance.

Copies of the codes have been placed in the Library.