§ Mr. Rendel
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides for phlebotomy services in general practice. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Near-patient testing—including phlebotomy—in general practice depends on ensuring that there are enough doctors with the right support. We have just seen the biggest year-on-year increase in the number of GPs for 20 years, and they are supported by more practice nurses and other health care professionals than ever before.