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To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what reports he has received on the progress of the business case being developed by West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group for providing specialist psychological support based at the Colman Hospital for patients with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions; and if he will make a statement.
The Department has received no such reports. Decisions about the funding of local health services are a matter for local commissioners. NHS West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) advises that as a member of the NHS England Strategic Network for Neurological Conditions, it agreed to discuss the importance of psychological support for neuromuscular patients, and existing psychological support services in the area, with Muscular Dystrophy UK, NHS England and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust.
The CCG has received a copy of a business case for provision of specialist psychological support at Colman Hospital in Norwich from Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust and has been in dialogue with the Trust. This issue will be discussed at the CCG’s Clinical Executive Committee meeting on 7 October 2015.