HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc266-7W
Mrs. Iris Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many asthma sufferers had their condition reviewed at least once in the last year for which figures are available. [154569]

Dr. Ladyman

The information requested is not collected centrally.

The question of the frequency of patient review is a purely clinical one and will depend on the circumstances of the individual patient.

The new general medical services contract significantly benefits patients by improving the quality of care and widening the range of services available at general practitioners' surgeries.

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