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Dermatology

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the impact of schemes to reduce the number of GP referrals into secondary care by primary care trusts on patients with skin disease. (121483)

No such assessment has been made centrally as this is for local determination. The Department has published guidance for general practitioners with a special interest in dermatology. The guidance draws on good practice and experience nationally and is intended to be advisory, offering best practice for the development of local services. A copy of the guidance has been placed in the Library and is available at:

www.dh.gov.uk/PublicationsAndStatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/PublicationsPolicy AndGuidanceArticle/fs/en?CONTENT_ID=4008233&chk=t3ZLMW