HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c280W
Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received on the provision in the general practitioner's contract for annual contact with pensioner patients by general practitioners.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

We have received a number of representations on the GPs' new contract which have made some reference to the requirement to offer an annual check-up to patients aged 75 and over. Due to the general nature of the majority of such representations, it is not possible to give a precise figure.