NHS Trusts

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 29th April 1991.

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Photo of Mr Keith Hampson Mr Keith Hampson , Leeds North West 3:32 pm, 29th April 1991

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in hospital trusts, such as the two in Leeds, the management are rightly asking the practitioners how they can get costs down so that they can treat more patients? Whereas in the past there was the long-term problem of financial pressures which sometimes involved cuts, under the new trust system there is no logic whatsoever in reducing patient numbers, because that would simply reduce income.