§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will publish a list of those regional health authorities, district health authorities, family health services authorities, or other NHS bodies, which operate schemes for reimbursing charges incurred by their employees for NHS dental examinations or sight tests;
(2) what guidance has been issued by her Department or the NHS executive to NHS authorities regarding the operation of schemes for reimbursing charges incurred by their employees for NHS dental examinations or sight tests; and if she will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Information on national health service bodies who offer such reimbursement schemes is not available centrally. No guidance has been issued to national health service employers about these schemes.
The decision on whether to introduce a scheme is a matter for each national health service employer.