§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her proposals for the funding of health promotion among general practitioners from July 1993 showing (i) the cash limit on health promotion, (ii) the maximum income available under her proposed banding scheme, (iii) her assumptions on the number of general practitioners qualifying for payment in each band and (iv) her plans for consultation.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 30 November 1992]: The profession has been consulted, initially on proposals in principle and subsequently on the details of new health promotion arrangements in the general practitioner contract, and has agreed to the proposed new scheme. Action is now in hand to finalise arrangements for implementation. We expect funding of the order of £80 805W million for Great Britain to be available for the scheme on a full year basis from the totality of resources available for GP remuneration. Payment levels within this will be finalised in the light of further consultation between the Health Departments and the profession once better information is available on take-up of the new scheme.