HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 cc1199-200W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if, following the Ombudsman's ruling in the case against Cambridgeshire Health Authority on the funding of Alzheimers sufferers, he will give guidance that primary care trusts should take into account the psychological needs of people suffering from dementia and residing in residential homes in making NHS assessments. [153101]

Dr. Ladyman

There are no current plans to issue further guidance on continuing care.

The current guidance (HSC: 2001/015: LAC (2001)18) makes clear at Annex C that one of the issues to consider when establishing criteria for continuing care is whether the individual has 'a medical, physical or mental health condition' which may require National Health Service care.

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