HC Deb 19 November 1953 vol 520 c195W
130. Mr. Blyton

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the Government policy of encouraging people to continue working instead of taking a pension, he approved the action of a regional hospital board in terminating the contract of a doctor medical superintendent at the age of 60 years without consulting the hospital management committee principally concerned, who are desirous of retaining their medical superintendent.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Under the terms and conditions of service of hospital medical staff, a hospital doctor's regular contract comes to an end when he is 65 (or 60 if he is a mental health officer) but his employing authority may retain him temporarily after that age. No approval on my part is needed.