§ 23. Mr. Marquand
asked the Minister of Health whether he has now drawn the attention of executive councils and their medical committees to the fact that both he and the General Medical Services Committee have accepted the encouragement of group practice as a desirable objective.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
I have now received advice from the Central Health Services Council on the definition of group practice, and I propose shortly to discuss with representatives of the medical profession how best to implement the recommendation on group practice of the working party on the Distribution of Remuneration of General Practitioners.
§ Mr. Marquand
While thanking the right hon. Gentleman for that reply, may I ask him to bear in mind the desirability of finding, at the proper time, some way of allowing this information to get down into the regions and the localities? Very often these things are talked of centrally and are not really known about locally.
§ Mr. Macleod
I am obliged to the right hon. Gentleman. As a matter of fact, I only received this report last night. I will consider it, and also whether it will be possible to place the report in the Library of the House and make it available to Members; and what publicity should be given to the conclusions which Sir Henry Cohen's Committee have reached.