HC Deb 23 May 1973 vol 857 cc99-100W
Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the statutory or other requirements for a hospital management committee or group management committee to satisfy itself that a person is properly medically qualified before being offered a medical appointment or being offered any medical facilities in a hospital operating within the National Health Service.

Sir K. Joseph

The Medical Act 1956 requires that no person not being fully registered as a medical practitioner shall of the offences alleged to have been committed by those failing to surrender from November 1972 to March 1973. Information prior to that date is not readily available.

Month Number of People who have failed to Answer Bail
January 32
February 30
March 17
April 20
May 15
June 20
July 18
August 18
September 24
October 26
November 18
December 11
January 14
February 14
March 18

hold any appointment as physician, surgeon or other medical officer in any hospital not supported by wholly voluntary contributions; it also defines the circumstances in which temporarily or provisionally registered practitioners may hold appointments. The Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 allows authorised accommodation and services to be made available for the private patients of practitioners holding honorary or paid National Health Service hospital appointments.

The Human Tissue Act 1961 requires that the removal of any part of a dead body for therapeutic purposes or for the purposes of medical education or research shall be effected only by a fully registered medical practitioner.