HC Deb 08 July 1994 vol 246 c368W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress her Department is making on assessment of(a) consultants and (b) general practitioners; and what are the reasons for the differences between assessment of these two groups.

Dr. Mawhinney:

Consultants and general practitioners are not at present subject to assessment. Assessment needs to be linked to a formal scheme of continuing medical education. These are issues explored in a consultation paper launched at a conference on 13 June chaired by the Government's Chief Medical Officer. The consultation period ends on 30 September. Copies of the document will be placed in the Library.