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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Health – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th July 2013.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire 11:30 am, 16th July 2013

Does the Secretary of State believe that making data on individual consultants public is pointless if hospitals are using informal mechanisms to frustrate patient choice, such as having a team of specialist nurses decide which consultant a patient is referred to? Will he reinforce patient choice and dissuade hospitals from doing that?