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 respect 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, what estimate his Department has made of the remuneration that will be provided in respect of (a) stoma items and services and (b) urology items and services; and if he will make a statement.

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

Subject to the outcome of the consultation, it is estimated that the total reimbursement for stoma and urology appliances and remuneration for related services would be as follows. These figures are based on the number of items dispensed in 2007:

£ million
Stoma appliances and related services 184.9
Urology appliances and related services 111.7

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