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Cost-benefit Analysis

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the recent White Paper, what cost-benefit analysis her Department has undertaken of the proposal to move the six clinical areas into the community. (79656)

A project is under way to look at how care can be made more convenient for patients in the six speciality areas referred to in chapter six of the White Paper “Our health, our care, our say: a future direction for community services”. An evaluation of demonstration sites showing how care can be made convenient for patients has been commissioned from the national primary care research and development centre at the university of Manchester and the intention is to publish the results in the summer of 2007.