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Primary Care Trusts: Committees

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what functions exceptional circumstances committees of primary care trusts (PCTs) have; how they operate; what guidance his Department provides to PCTs on the operation of such committees; and if he will make a statement. (148522)

Primary care trusts are able to appoint committees of the trust, but there is no requirement for a special exception committee, an exceptional circumstance committee or other committee to approve treatments. There is no national guidance on the functions and operation of any such committee.