HC Deb 31 March 1930 vol 237 cc898-9
50. Sir K. WOOD

asked the Minister of Health whether there has been any evidence lately brought to his notice of the laxity of certain doctors in issuing sickness certificates under the National Health Insurance Act; and whether it is proposed to issue any new regulation in connection therewith?


This subject has been under discussion with representatives of those concerned for a considerable time, and the draft of a new regulation with respect to the issue of medical certificates for National Health Insurance purposes will be published at a very early date.


Will the hon. Lady review the conditions under which panel patients already under one doctor who are not receiving efficient attention are precluded from changing doctors, except by consent of the first doctor, and after a, period of time?


That raises quite another question, but I will inform my right hon. Friend of what my hon. Friend says.