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Health Services

Health written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has assessed the risk that patients may be refused care that they were previously entitled to following the implementation of the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The requirement to promote a comprehensive health service free at the point of use, first set out in the NHS Act 1946, is unchanged by the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill.

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