HC Deb 17 July 1995 vol 263 c926W
Mr. Alex Carlile

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines are issued by his Department to health authorities on what day care facilities should be provided for the elderly; and if he will make a statement. [34261]

Mr. Bowis

The national health service executive wrote to health authorities in February 1995 drawing their attention to two publications from the Royal College of Physicians and British Geriatrics Society entitled "Geriatric Day Hospitals—their role and guidelines for good practice" and "Clinical audit scheme for geriatric day hospitals". Health authorities were asked to ensure that these documents inform their strategic planning and purchasing processes for services for elderly people. Copies are available in the Library.