HC Deb 23 November 1971 vol 826 cc323-4W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) whether he will arrange insurance for doctors going out on maternity or accident flying squads in respect of mishaps which might occur to them on those duties after they had left the hospital concerned;

(2) whether he will now make definite proposals in respect of the insurance of junior doctors taking part in flying squads, dialysis units and other duties outside hospitals.

Sir K. Joseph

The National Health Service (Superannuation) Regulations provide for the payment of injury allowances to or in respect of any person covered by the regulations including a doctor who is permanently incapacitated or who dies in these circumstances. The Superannuation Bill will enable a new code of injury allowances to be introduced covering all persons engaged in health services, whether superannuable or not. The provisions of the new code will be for negotiation on the Joint Superannuation Consultative Committee for the National Health Services. Where a person is not permanently incapacitated the normal provisions for paid sick leave apply.