(2) how many people received (a) prosthetic and (b) orthotic care from the NHS in each year from 2000-01 to 2009-10; and what estimate he has made of the number of people who will receive such treatment in each strategic health authority area in each year from 2010-11 to 2014-15.
This information is not collected centrally. The provision of prosthetic and orthotic care and services is undertaken by a multidisciplinary clinical and assessment team. This may include NHS health and trauma care, mental health assessment, occupational health therapy, prostheses and orthotic devices and ongoing assessments and care.
Funding for prosthetic and orthotic care and services is provided within the NHS budget. NHS expenditure on separate or accumulative elements of care and services for the provision of prosthetic and orthotic care and services is not collected centrally.