Health: Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia

House of Lords written question – answered on 28th February 2011.

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Photo of Baroness Benjamin Baroness Benjamin Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation and assessment has been undertaken to minimise the effects of changes to the NHS budget on funding for the provision of sickle cell and thalassaemia sufferers.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

No consultation and assessment has been undertaken centrally. At the time of the spending review we delivered real-terms growth in funding for the next four years, and total funding will increase by over £10 billion in cash terms by 2014-15. The majority of that funding is currently allocated to primary care trusts and it will be for the NHS locally to determine how that funding is invested in meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, their patients.

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