HC Deb 22 January 2003 vol 398 cc387-8W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care practices have chronic heart disease management registers. [88750]

Ms Blears

The development of practice-based registers of people with coronary heart disease (CHD) is a milestone under the national service framework (NSF) for coronary heart disease. We are not collecting data on all aspects of implementation of the NSF centrally and the national focus has been on monitoring the immediate priorities. Progress towards the milestones is being monitored locally by strategic health authorities.

Evidence from the Primary Care and CHD collaboratives suggests that most practices have registers in place. In due course, the Commission for Health Improvement will provide an independent assessment of progress, including a specific review of the NSF for CHD.