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Older People (Health Services)

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 19 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to continue to monitor the implementation of (a) the standard six criteria of the national service framework for older people and (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures; and if she will make a statement. (93081)

The Department continues to monitor implementation of standard six of the national service framework for older people through the ongoing Royal College of Physicians' national audit of falls and bone health services.

Implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance, on the secondary prevention of osteoporotic fractures, continues to be managed by strategic health authorities.