HC Deb 03 November 1997 vol 300 c48W
Mr. Doran

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his policy regarding the provision of post-operative care; and if he will make a statement. [12700]

Mr. Galbraith

Responsibility for determining the range of services needed to meet all the health care needs of their population rests with Health Boards. That general principle applies to post-operative care.

The national clinical audit database lists more than 80 local audit projects on post-operative care from Health Boards and Trusts covering a wide range of specialties and professions. This information is available to all hospitals as a means of disseminating good practice and avoiding duplication of effort.

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