§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been made available in each of the past five years to regional health authorities in London for screening osteoporosis; how many women in London have been screened for osteoporosis in each of the past five years; how many clinics exist in London for the specific purpose of screening for osteoporosis; and how many women in London have been diagnosed as suffering from osteoporosis in each of the past five years.
§ Mr. Sackville
There is no national population screening programme for osteoporosis and therefore no726W central funding as there is not yet evidence to show that such a programme would be effective. District health authorities are responsible for assessing need and for ensuring that suitable diagnostic services for individual women are made available.