To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Health Trusts have made available Head Up collars to patients with motor neurone disease.
This data is not collected centrally. The provision of Head Up collars is a local matter overseen by clinical commissioning groups.
The Head Up Collar was designed, developed and produced by a project headed by the National Institute for Health Research. It was announced on 30 May 2018 that the neck collar would be made available on the National Health Service. At this time the neck support collar was being used with suitable patients at 25 NHS trusts. The announcement can be found via the following link: