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Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 14 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 September 2009, Official Report, column 2165W, on motor neurone disease: wheelchairs, when he expects the Care Services Efficiency Programme to report on a new model for the delivery of community equipment and wheelchair services. (292336)

The Care Services Efficiency Delivery Programme report was sent to departmental officials in February 2008 and the new retail model for community equipment has been shared with local authorities and health organizations.

We have provided assistance to Whizz-Kidz to support the development of a partnership between them and NHS London, in conjunction with primary care trusts and local authorities, to improve joint commissioning and the provision of wheelchairs for children and young adults across London. The resulting lessons and learning from the pan-London project are providing additional information to inform departmental discussions about future wheelchair services.