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Chiropody (Dartford)

Volume 885: debated on Wednesday 5 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she is satisfied with the provision of full chiropody services for pensioners in the Dartford area.

I recognise that the chiropody services in Dartford continue to be less than adequate. The Kent Area Health Authority has authorised the appointment of additional staff, but despite its best endeavours the actual recruitment of personnel has been disappointing so far. The available services are being directed to priority groups mainly the elderly.