HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c216W
12. Mr. Tredinnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have to issue guidelines to primary care trust executives regarding the provision of complementary therapies. [110864]

Yvette Cooper

Provision of complementary therapies is a matter for Primary Care Groups to decide in line with locally agreed priorities. We are aware that some PCGs have said they would welcome guidelines on the provision of complementary therapies. Given the limitations of the evidence base and the variety of complementary medicine, we are examining the feasibility of objective guidelines that could be of real assistance.

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