HC Deb 15 April 2002 vol 383 c784W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken(a) to improve the treatment of brain disorders and (b) increase the number of neurologists in the UK. [45278]

Jacqui Smith

The National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions (NSF) will have a particular focus on the needs of people with neurological disease, brain and spinal injury, as well as some of the common issues faced by people with a long-term condition.

We are investing in extra training places in neurology. We have announced an increase of up to 15 specialist registrars in neurology for 2002–04. This will mean that by 2009 there will be an additional 140 trained specialists available to take up consultant posts in neurology.

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