§ 36. Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that under the National Health Service regulations a 3W doctor in the service can refuse to attend a patient who is living immediately outside the area of his practice, despite the fact that he has been drawing a capitation fee for that patient for some years; and if he will take steps to inform patients of this principle so that they can arrange to be placed on the list of another doctor.
§ Mr. Powell
Only if the patient has moved out of the area since being placed on the doctor's list. I have no evidence that this causes difficulty generally.