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Neurology/Epilepsy

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding the Government provides to independent organisations that provide specialist care for adults and children with severe forms of epilepsy; (101250)

(2) how many specialist care places there are in (a) Greater London, broken down by London borough, and (b) England for (i) adults and (ii) children with severe forms of epilepsy; and where they are located.

Information on the number of specialist care places for children and adults with epilepsy are not collected centrally.

We do not provide direct funding for independent organisations providing specialist epilepsy care. However, local health bodies have the freedom to commission, and provide funding for, specialist epilepsy care for individuals from the independent sector.