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Wheelchairs

Question for Department of Health

UIN 206675, tabled on 21 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the agreed assessment for, and supply of, wheelchair needs will remain within the remit of the NHS; and if he will introduce national criteria and standards for those assessments.

Answered on

2 September 2014

The commissioning of wheelchair services will remain within the remit of the National Health Service. NHS England and clinical commissioning groups are responsible for commissioning specialised and non-specialised wheelchair services respectively. It is the responsibility of these commissioning organisations to agree the criteria and standards for assessment with their wheelchair service providers. There are no plans to introduce national criteria and standards for assessments of wheelchair needs.