Epilepsy Care

Health written question – answered on 10th February 2009.

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Photo of Chris McCafferty Chris McCafferty Labour, Calder Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of levels of adherence by primary care trusts and acute trusts to guidance on epilepsy care issued by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

We have made no assessment. The Healthcare Commission investigates whether national health service organisations have systems in place for the implementation and monitoring of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidance, including clinical guidelines, and will assess each organisation's performance against core standards.

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