HC Deb 18 March 1997 vol 292 cc580-1W
29. Mr. Hendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to meet general practitioners from north Derbyshire to discuss his Department's plans for primary care. [19190]

Mr. Malone

We have already sent copies of the White Papers "Primary Care: The Future—Choice and Opportunity" and "Primary Care: Developing the Future", to all general medical practitioners. Subject to parliamentary approval of the NHS (Primary Care) Bill, we shall be writing to all general medical practitioners, and issuing guidance to health authorities and NHS trusts, advising them how they can pilot some of the new arrangements for the delivery of primary care.