Mr. Tom Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the hospitals 76W in Wales where acupuncture is available as a medical treatment under the National Health Service.
Mr. John Moris
This information is not readily available. Acupuncturists are not employed in this capacity in the Health Service in Wales. However, recognised medical practitioners employed in Health Service hospitals may use acupuncture if they decide that this form of treatment is in the best interests of the patient, consider themseves quaified, and the patient consents.