§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will consider holding centrally information on the number of patients treated for peripheral nerve damage by(a) regional health authorities and (b) district health authorities; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Sackville
Information is collected centrally in the hospital episode system on the number of episodes of in-patient treatment for peripheral nerve damage, as well as those where operations are carried out. The latest England and regional data are published in "Hospital Episode Statistics. Volume 1: Finished Consultant Episodes by diagnosis, operation and specialty, England: Financial year 1989–90", a copy of which is available in the Library.