Local Health Economies

Health written question – answered on 4th February 2004.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications of the targets set by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's community plan for local health economies.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The Department has recognised the need to consider the implications of Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's Growth Area initiative for local health economies.

Work to assess the impact on health care need is ongoing and we are considering the appropriateness of providing extra funding for those areas affected.

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