HC Deb 18 December 1987 vol 124 c906W
Mr. Cummings

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many National Health Service patients received chiropody treatment within the Easington constituency during the years 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85 and 1985–86.

Mrs. Currie

Information is not collected by parliamentary constituency. The number of patients treated by the chiropody service of Durham district health authority, which covers Easington, is given in the table.

Chiropody service—Durham District Health Authority
Year Persons treated
1982 8,126
1983 8,018
1984 8,437
1985 8,463
1986 7,909

The figures include persons treated by the health authority (including voluntary organisations acting on behalf of the authority) and the school health service. They exclude hospital patients. Figures for the latter are not available.