House of Lords
Lord Morris of Manchester (Labour)
To ask her Majesty's Government whether they will be meeting the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists to discuss the variation across the National Health Service in both the incidence of lower limb amputations and the number of podiatrists employed.
To ask her Majesty's Government how many home visits by podiatrists were commissioned by the National Health Service in each of the past five years; and whether they regard the provision of such services to be an essential part of the National Health Service.
Earl Howe (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Quality), Health; Conservative)
The information requested is not collected centrally. It is the responsibility of local National Health Service organisations to commission services to meet the needs of their community including the provision of podiatry services.