§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is satisfied with the number of general practitioners in the area covered by the Derbyshire health authority with particular reference to Bolsover; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
[pursuant to his reply, 24 February 1981, c. 342]: The distribution of family doctor services is determined by the Medical Practices Committee from whom I understand that a general practice vacancy which has given rise to some difficulty in Bolsover is to be filled on 1 April.
In 1979, the latest year for which figures are available, the average list size of general medical practitioners in Bolsover and in Derbyshire AHA as a whole was 2,344 and 2,429 respectively compared with an average in England of 2,286.