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Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the arrangements for commissioning drug and alcohol treatment services. (255416)

The recent National Audit Office report on alcohol services and the joint Healthcare Commission/National Treatment Agency annual reviews of drug services, show that there is room for improvement in the commissioning of these services. We have introduced the World Class Commissioning programme to improve commissioning of all services by the national health service.