HC Deb 18 February 1976 vol 905 c748W
Mr. Michael McGuire

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will make a further statement about the latest developments in the Digmoor Health Centre dispute.

Dr. Owen

As foreshadowed in my reply to my hon. Friend's Question on 26th January—[Vol. 904, c.36–7]—the hearing of the appeal of the doctor concerned against the direction made by the National Health Service Tribunal was resumed on 16th February. I understand that the doctor has notified the Family Practitioner Committee that he will be absent from his practice until the end of this month. Arrangements have been made for his patients to be attended by any one of the other four doctors at present in practice at the health centre and the Family Practitioner Committee has written individually to all patients informing them of this.