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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the merits of piloting osteoporosis indicators for inclusion in the 2011-12 Quality and Outcomes Framework. (291212)

Under the new independent process for reviewing proposed changes to the clinical indicators within the current Quality and Outcomes Framework, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are responsible for making any assessment and recommendations for prioritisation. Details of indicators that NICE are currently considering for development were published on 8 September, a copy has been placed in the Library.

NICE will also make a facility available on their website for any organisation or stakeholder to submit proposals for new indicators or changes to existing indicators later this month (September).