HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c171W
Sir Dudley Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy towards providing convenient out-of-hospital physiotherapy treatment for patients under the National Health Service.

Mr. Newton

It is for individual health authorities and local physiotherapy managers to determine where and how to provide physiotherapy treatment. Many authorities have introduced community and domiciliary physiotherapy services, which allow patients' preferences to be taken into consideration when deciding on the location of treatment. We have actively encouraged these developments.

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