NHS Modernisation

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 15th March 1999.

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Photo of Frank Dobson Frank Dobson The Secretary of State for Health 3:30 pm, 15th March 1999

I thank my hon. Friend for his welcome. I know that the local health authority and the trusts in the area are looking at how they can better organise kidney services. When I visited Chorley and Preston, I met people from the Lancashire ambulance service, who operate the call side of the NHS Direct pilot. The nurses in Chorley hospital—who provide the advice—are up for what we are proposing, and they are willing to extend their activities to cover other parts of north Lancashire.