§ Mr. Roebuck
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is aware of concern in Harrow that there will not be immediate provision in Northwick Park Hospital for patients to be attended on a general practitioner basis as at present in Harrow Hospital; what consideration he has given to this problem; and if he will make a statement.200W
§ Mr. Crossman
North West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board proposed that facilities for patients in Harrow to be treated in hospital by General Practitioners should continue to be available at Harrow Hospital in association with consultant services of Northwick Park Hospital. This was part of wider proposals on the future use of Harrow Hospital on which the regional hospital board has just completed consultations locally and it will take account of all local representations before submitting its proposals to me. Meanwhile the intention is to appoint some general practitioners as clinical assistants at Northwick Park Hospital.