HL Deb 10 June 1998 vol 590 cc93-4WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are opposed to any reduction in care for incontinent patients; and whether they would support improvements in services to incontinent patients. [HL2123]

The Minister of State, Department of Health (Baroness Jay of Paddington)

The Government recognise the major impact that incontinence can have on people's lives.

The National Health Service Executive is conducting a review of continence policy to ensure that the most appropriate and effective continence services are being planned and delivered. This review will include the views of key patient representative groups, voluntary and professional organisations. The aim is to issue further guidance on continence services based on the conclusions of the review once it has been completed.