HC Deb 17 December 2003 vol 415 c1000W
Andy King

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trust, collaborative commissioning groups are providing funding for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. [144548]

Dr. Ladyman

The information requested is not collected centrally. Only the small amount of rheumatoid arthritis services that are specialised would be commissioned by a group of primary care trusts acting in a collaborative commissioning group. We do not know how many of these groups separately identify and fund rheumatoid arthritis services.

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