HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c57W
Mr. Ivan Henderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to ensure that the measures taken by the Government to extend equity of service provided in areas covered by individual health authorities is not used by individual health authorities as an occasion to level down available services. [27244]

Ms Jowell

We will take action to ensure that the most effective services are available across the country. We will work with the professions to produce national clinical guidelines and service frameworks to improve national consistency. This will be backed up by our commitment to provide real-terms increases in the resources for the National Health Service and ploughing extra resources into patient care.

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