HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c230W
Mrs. Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners have been(a) struck off and (b) reprimanded for professional negligence in each year since 1995. [110790]

Mr. Denham

The information requested is contained in the table:

However, the increase in the total number of sight tests paid for by Shropshire Health Authority in the six months April to September 1999 was just under 11,0001 . It is fair to assume that the majority of this increase was due to newly eligible people aged over 60 obtaining NHS sight tests. 1 There is a one-month lag in payments so this figure will increase.


Department of Health—General Ophthalmic Services Activity Statistics