HC Deb 13 July 1992 vol 211 cc469-70W
Mr. Tipping

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what discussions he has held with the chairman of English Heritage about the proposed move to Nottingham.

Mr. Key

My right hon. and learned Friend and I discussed the proposed move with the chairman in May.

Tertiary referrals to out-patient departments are separately identified on the SMR 0 return which was introduced on 1 April 1991. The return identifies the referring general practitioner practice number.

It is for individual health boards or trusts to consider what arrangements shall be introduced for reference back to fund holding general practitioners for renewed authorisation.

There have been no recent changes to the data collection methods which have affected the consistency of time-series on the number of cases treated in hospitals.