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Primary Care Trusts: Maternity Services

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date primary care trusts are expected to have published their annual prospectuses, including their local vision for maternity services under the Maternity Matters strategy. (185018)

The national health service operating framework for 2007-08 states that primary care trusts (PCTs) should produce their first prospectus during 2007-08. The prospectuses should include PCT proposals for increasing choice and improving maternity services as outlined in ‘Maternity Matters’.

It is for strategic health authorities to ensure that PCTs complete their prospectuses and publish them.