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Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to publish guidance on the commissioning of specialist nursing services for patients with (a) diabetes, (b) Parkinson's disease, (c) multiple sclerosis, (d) epilepsy, (e) breast cancer and (f) stroke. (204268)

We have published Long Term Neurological Conditions: A good practice guide to the development of the multidisciplinary team and the value of the specialist nurse. This guide has been prepared for commissioners and managers to highlight the role and contribution of specialist nurses. These principles are transferable to other specialities.

Copies of the guidance have been placed in the Library and can be found on the Department's website at: