NHS: Clinical Commissioning Groups — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:13 pm on 27th November 2013.

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Photo of Lord Patel Lord Patel Crossbench 3:13 pm, 27th November 2013

My Lords, we know that the single most significant factor associated with poor health outcomes is deprivation, particularly for diseases such as chronic lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancers—and, even more importantly, for chronic diseases in children. Would it not be wrong therefore if the tariff did not include the deprivation in the population when setting it for the community?