HC Deb 14 April 1967 vol 744 cc273-4W
Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health if consultants who have retired from National Health Service engagements are permitted to use services, diagnostic equipment, and materials purchased by the hospital for their private patients; and what advice is given to hospital administrators in this matter.

Mr. K. Robinson

Retired consultants who hold honorary contracts may treat their private patients in National Health Service hospitals in accordance with Section 5(2) of the National Health Service Act, 1946. Such patients pay the appropriate charges to the hospital for accommodation and services provided.