Health written question – answered on 3rd March 2004.

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Photo of Mrs Marion Roe Mrs Marion Roe Conservative, Broxbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines are in place to ensure that non-cancer related lymphoedema patients receive appropriate compression garments as part of their treatment for the condition.

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

holding answer 2 March 2004

We have issued no specific guidance to hospital trusts and primary care trusts for the provision of compression garments to non-cancer related lymphoedema patients. Decisions on what treatments to offer to patients with lymphoedema are a matter for the clinicians in charge of their care.

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