NHS: Allocation of Financial Resources - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:17 am on 11 May 2023.

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Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Conservative 11:17, 11 May 2023

My Lords, I declare my interest as chair of Genomics England. Some 3.5 million people live with rare diseases but only 5% of those conditions have a specific therapeutic. Condition management is essential, but patients struggle to find it because of poor awareness and a shortage of specialist clinicians and nurses. The England Rare Disease Action Plan 2023 commits to a workforce strategy but it does not commit to anything on capacity. What are the Minister’s plans to resource the rare disease workforce?