HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 cc847-8W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs he expected the NCAA to validate in its first year when he established it. [61439]

Mr. Hutton

The National Clinical Assessment Authority (NCAA) does not validate doctors. The Government expected the NCAA to develop assessment frameworks for doctors in hospital and community and primary care organisations in its first year. During this period, the NCAA also managed nearly 200 referrals from trusts and health authorities for advice and support in local handling of performance issues.

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