HC Deb 25 June 2002 vol 387 c848W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has a mechanism for monitoring(a) health authorities' and (b) primary care trusts' compliance with their statutory obligations to provide NICE recommended (i) drugs, (ii) treatments and (iii) technologies. [61077]

Mr. Lammy

We expect all health authorities and primary care trusts to meet their statutory obligations to provide appropriate funding for treatments recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The new strategic health authorities will manage the performance of their constituent national health service bodies in meeting these commitments.

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