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Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 22 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what national data are available to support primary care trusts in benchmarking local intervention rates in trauma and orthopaedics, as referred to on page 46 of his Department's Musculoskeletal Services Framework of July 2006. (249160)

The 18 week programme has developed over 43 common commissioning pathways to support primary care trusts in commissioning services for their populations. In relation to trauma and orthopaedics pathways have been developed for carpal tunnel syndrome, hip, knee, shoulder and back pain which primary care trusts are using to plan for and manage demand for local services.