HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1693W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the(a) cost and (b) work force implications of National Institute for Clinical Excellence clinical guidance for multiple sclerosis specialist services. [154004]

Dr. Ladyman

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published its clinical guideline on the clinical management of multiple sclerosis (MS) in primary care in November 2003. The guideline contains information on service provision which will be invaluable to clinicians and organisations providing and managing MS services. The guideline will help us to model service provision and workforce needs.

Name General and acute (available) Acute (available) Geriatric (available)
2000–01 Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust 320 304 16
2000–01 Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 709 590 119
2001–02 Chorley and South Ribble NHS Trust/Preston Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 1,066 903 163
2002–03 Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 1,073 929 144


Department of Health form KH03, Published 11 September 2003