HC Deb 02 November 1987 vol 121 cc559-60W
Mr. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those whom he has consulted on the proposals in the document "Achieving a Balance" in medical manpower.

Mr. Newton

The document was issued for consultation to all regional, district and special health authorities; royal colleges and faculties; family practitioner committees; and community health councils. It was also issued to the main national organisations in the fields of health and medical education, including the British Medical Association, General Medical Council, Medical Research Council, Association of Medical Research Charities, Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, Council for Postgraduate Medical Education, University Grants Committee, and a number of associations representing individual medical specialties. In addition, the full text of the consultative document was published in the British Medical Journal.