Incontinence: Medical Equipment

Health written question – answered on 15th July 2008.

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Photo of David Drew David Drew Labour, Stroud

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's June 2008 consultation on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related services in primary care, for what reason the expensive prescription fee is not proposed to be extended to dispensing appliance contractors; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

The 'expensive prescription' fee is to reflect where pharmacies have had to purchase an expensive item to dispense yet they are not reimbursed the final total amount until more than two months after dispensing. Dispensing appliance contractors are reimbursed one month earlier than pharmacists. However, proposals relating to service and service payment regarding products in part IX of the Drug Tariff dispensed by pharmacies and appliance contractors, are subject to a consultation.

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