HC Deb 20 June 1988 vol 135 c408W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the relationship between a district medical staff committee and a district health authority.

Mrs. Currie

It is the responsibility of each DHA to establish professional advisory machinery in a form that best meets the professional advice needs of that district. This may well include a district medical staff committee whose role is to provide advice on professional medical issues to the DHA. Whether that advice is implemented or not is a matter for the DHA.