HC Deb 22 July 1993 vol 229 c289W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is her policy on the use of inducements offered by manufacturers of drugs and hip and knee prostheses to NHS personnel to persuade them to buy their products.

Mr. Sackville

Unequivocal guidance issued to the health service in January—HSG(93)5—states that under

Year ending:
31 July 1991 31 July 1992 31 July 1993
Students obtaining their first registerable qualification from medical schools in the United Kingdom 3,573 3,644 n/a

Year ending:
30 June 1991 30 June 1992 30 June 1993
Doctors joining general practice in the United Kingdom 1,609 1,510 n/a

The doctors covered by the two tables will not be the same, as a period of training follows first registerable qualification before admission to general practice. The second table will include doctors who qualified outside the United Kingdom.