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Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the NHS on treatment and prevention of genital warts in the latest period for which figures are available. (240750)

Funding to support sexual health services is not allocated separately to primary care trusts (PCTs) but is contained within the mainstream revenue allocations made to PCTs. It is the responsibility of PCTs to commission the health services they need to meet the health requirements of the local populations they serve. Genital warts can be diagnosed and treated in a variety of settings but currently data are only collected from genito-urinary medicine clinics, so it is therefore not possible to accurately forecast how much PCTs spent on the treatment and prevention of genital warts.