Amputees: Limb Fitting - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:06 am on 2nd May 2019.

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Photo of Baroness Manzoor Baroness Manzoor Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 11:06 am, 2nd May 2019

I agree that it is important that we reduce the variations and that NICE guidelines are followed. NHS England’s service specifications include a duty to reduce inequalities. They set out a number of issues to ensure that there is improved access, including flexible appointments, rehabilitation and reablement—but the noble Lord is quite right that we must address the variations.