Rheumatology: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th November 2022.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to address the need for rheumatology services in (a) Lewisham, Deptford constituency, (b) London and (c) England.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The majority of rheumatology services are commissioned by local integrated care boards (ICBs) to meet the health needs of the local population. NHS England’s Best Musculoskeletal Health Programme and the Getting it Right First Time Programme works with ICBs to inform improvements to rheumatology services, including in London.

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