HC Deb 30 March 1977 vol 929 cc180-1W
Sir George Young

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in what circumstances charges are made for the use of the National Health Service.

Mr. Moyle

Where exemptions do not apply, charges to users are made for the following categories of National Health Service services: dental treatment—other than examination, arrest of bleeding, repairs to dentures and domiciliary visits—from the General Dental Services; drugs, appliances, dentures and glasses supplied through the family practitioner services, or by hospitals to out-patients; amenity beds in hospitals; and emergency treatment to vehicle users at a hospital, following a road traffic accident. Full or partial remission of charges can be made to patients according to their income. Charges are also paid by those who receive private treatment in NHS hospitals and health centres.