Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister
David Cameron (Prime Minister; Witney, Conservative)
I will certainly look closely at that. I quite understand, as a parent of a very disabled child who had cerebral palsy, that if there was anything that a parent could do to get their child out of the wheelchair, they would want that to happen. I have looked at this case, and NICE actually says that the operation is a treatment option for some children and young people, but it cautions against the potentially serious complications, because it is an irreversible operation
with risks involved. However, I will look at the matter very carefully and see whether there is anything more that NICE should consider.