Multiple Sclerosis

Health written question – answered on 12th 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 (a) cost and (b) work force implications of National Institute for Clinical Excellence clinical guidance for multiple sclerosis specialist services.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health

The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) published its clinical guideline on the clinical management of multiple sclerosis (MS) in primary care in November 2003. The guideline contains information on service provision which will be invaluable to clinicians and organisations providing and managing MS services. The guideline will help us to model service provision and workforce needs.

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