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Arthritis: Health Services

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that the NHS Indicators for Quality Improvement include greater reference to the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, with reference to the recommendations of the National Audit Office report on Service for People with rheumatoid arthritis. (304420)

The Department has asked the National Quality Board to advise on priorities for quality indicator development across national health service services and they will be reporting back in 2010. Indicators for treatment of musculoskeletal conditions will be considered as part of that process.