§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance or advice has been issued on the activity rates to be undertaken by clinicians working within the NHS; and if she will make a statement.120W
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Guidance from the Department is issued to ensure that the national health service provides high quality, effective and efficient health care. Locally agreed contracts between purchasers and providers specify the level, quality and cost of services. Guidance stresses that clinicians should be involved in this process.