HC Deb 12 May 2003 vol 405 c107W
Dr. Evan Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on plans for a national patient database, referred to in the strategy document, Developing NHS Direct. [110818]

Mr. Lammy

The creation of a national patient database will allow NHS Direct nurses to handle calls from patients from any part of England and thus will help make best use of NHS Direct resources.

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