§ Mr. Dunnett
asked the Minister of Health what arrangements have been made by the Nottingham Executive Council in respect of those 1,200 patients whom two Nottingham general practitioners removed from their lists earlier this year; how many accepted the same two doctors' invitation to become private patients; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
I am informed by the Nottingham Executive Council that approximately 1,000 are again registered as National Health Service patients, most of them with other doctors in the locality. Of the remaining 200 it is likely that many have not yet had occasion to seek medical advice, but I am assured that they would find no difficulty in securing National Health Service treatment. I have no knowledge of how many chose to become private patients, but it seems clear that the number must be small.