HC Deb 01 May 2003 vol 404 c507W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of chiropody services in Buckinghamshire. [109430]

Ms Blears

Primary care trusts now have the responsibility of improving the health of the community, securing the provision of high quality services and integrating health and social care locally. They have the resources to commission services and to identify the number of professional staff that they need to deliver those services. This process provides the means for addressing local needs within the health community, including the provision of chiropody services.