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Musculoskeletal Disorders

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what national public health information his Department has provided to patients on the self-management of musculoskeletal conditions since publication of his Department's Musculoskeletal Services Framework on 12 July 2006. (249156)

In October 2006 the Department in conjunction with the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA) published, Information for people with bone and joint problems, this document has been placed in the Library. The NHS Choices website also gives guidance on the self-management of long-term conditions which can be found at:

www.nhs.uk/YourHealth/Pages/Livingwithyourcondition.aspx.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with joint pain he estimates referred themselves to a (a) physiotherapist, (b) chiropractor and (c) osteopath without first visiting a GP in each year since 2005. (249251)