§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secreretary of State for Social Services if he will issue a circular to area health authorities that district nurses, health visitors and similar family practice ancillary staff should be allocated or allowed to work wherever possible within defined geographical zones rather than being attached to individual doctors or practices.
§ Dr. Vaughan
No. The attachment of nurses to general medical practitioners is one of the matters currently being considered by a joint working group of the standing medical and standing nursing and midwifery advisory committees. The group is due to report early next year.