(2) how many primary care trusts have led an assessment of health needs of those with musculoskeletal conditions; and how many are on course to complete an assessment by spring 2007;
(3) how many primary care trusts have mapped current musculoskeletal services and assessed future demand; and how many are on course to complete mapping by spring 2007.
[holding answer 29 June 2007]: Musculoskeletal services are currently not included within the Quality and Outcome Framework. No proposals for musculoskeletal services were taken forward for the 2006 contract changes. As part of the ongoing development of the Framework, indicators will be reviewed in the light of emerging evidence, in the context of a value for money agreement.