GPs (Practice Budgets)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 21st February 1989.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Secretary of State for Health 12:00 am, 21st February 1989

If doctors acquire better cars and suits it will be only because of the generosity of the pay awards that the Government have been implementing following the review body's recommendations. If savings are made on practice budgets we shall expect them to be ploughed back into improvements to the premises or new facilities so that services to patients can be made better. Financial and medical audits will ensure that that is done.