§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he proposes to issue the working papers for "Working for Patients"; and if he will list the subjects to be covered.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
The eight working papers were published on 20 February and copies were placed in the Vote Office on the same day. The papers cover the following topics:
Paper 1. Self-governing hospitals. Paper 2. Funding and Contracts for Hospital Services. Paper 3. Practice Budgets for General Medical Practitioners. Paper 4. Indicative Prescribing Budgets for General Medical Practitioners. Paper 5. Capital Charges. Paper 6. Medical Audit. Paper 7. NHS Consultants: Appointments, Contracts and Distinction Awards. Paper 8. Implications for Family Practitioner Committees.