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Carers

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will widen the remit and scope of investigations by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to include an assessment of the wider benefits of treatments to the carers and families of patients. (97277)

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) already takes factors such as benefits to carers into account in its technology appraisals where it is appropriate to do so.