Health: Incontinence

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Roberts of Conwy Lord Roberts of Conwy Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made as to how single-line prescription items such as intermittent catheters will be affected by the proposed changes to service remuneration under the review of part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stomach and incontinence appliances, and related services to NHS primary care.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The review of the arrangements under part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and incontinence appliances and related services in primary care is ongoing.

One of the aims of the review is to achieve clear transparency between what is reimbursed for items and what is paid for services (remuneration). Through a process of consultation, views have been sought on proposals that reflect this aim. In our assessment, single-line prescription items such as intermittent catheters should not be affected by the proposed changes to service remuneration.

A further consultation is due to be published in May 2008, together with an impact assessment and equality impact assessment.

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