HC Deb 18 May 1999 vol 331 cc318-9W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which members of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence Partners' Council are(a) disabled and (b) from organisations representing the disabled. [84101]

Mr. Hutton

Potential members of the Partners' Council were not required to declare if they had a disability.

There are eight members of the Partners' Council who come from organisations which represent patients (including those with disabilities).

The organisations concerned are:

  • Carers National Association
  • Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance
  • Patients Association
  • The Relatives Association
  • National Consumer Council
  • Wales Council for Voluntary Action
  • Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales
  • Association of Welsh CHCs.

A further four members of the Partners' Council are patient representatives, chosen for their experience and expertise as either patients or carers.