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Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to fund the work of specialised pre-hospital doctors outside London. (199405)

[holding answer 21 April 2008]: The Department acknowledges the valuable support that these doctors offer to the national health service locally, recognising that the availability of medical advice and assistance can bring added advantages to some seriously injured patients. However, it is a matter for the NHS locally to both fund and decide how they use British Association of Immediate Care doctors.