Doctors' Services (Northumberland)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 22nd March 2005.

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Photo of Alan Beith Alan Beith Chair, Constitutional Affairs Committee 11:30 am, 22nd March 2005

In thanking the Minister for her interest, may I ask her to put the weight of her Department behind the recommendations of the review team, particularly to ensure that doctors working in community hospitals 50 miles from the general hospital are suitably trained, and that cross-border arrangements are used to help to provide a stronger service in Berwick and other new arrangements in Alnwick? In particular, will she look again at the reasons why Northumberland is not getting rural money designed to help with situations just such as this, given that it is about the most rural and thinly populated part of England?