HC Deb 30 April 1980 vol 983 c504W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many complaints are known to have been made against general practitioners during the previous 12 months; and if he is satisfied with the method of inquiries made with these.

Dr. Vaughan

750 complaints were investigated under the statutory procedure in 1979. This figure does not include any complaints which were withdrawn or resolved informally; records of such cases are not kept centrally. I am not at present convinced that changes in the method of inquiries are necessary.