HC Deb 19 May 2004 vol 421 c1021W
Andy King

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the details of the Improving Chronic Disease Programme will be published. [171935]

Mr. Hutton

"Improving Chronic Disease Management" was published by the Department on 4 March, and signalled the start of an evolving programme to engage the national health service in adopting a more systematic approach to helping people with chronic conditions. More details were given to chief executives of strategic health authorities in a letter on 6 May, and this was followed by a conference on 18 May, and a series of regional Workshops in June.