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Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of self-referrals of patients to physiotherapists which were found to be inappropriate in the last three years. (249272)

No estimates have been made centrally. It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local stakeholders, including practice based commissioners, local government and the public to determine where self-referral is clinically appropriate.