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Medical Treatments

Health written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Paul Beresford Paul Beresford Conservative, Mole Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the potential saving to the NHS of the oesophageal doppler monitoring uptake programme recommended by his Department's Innovation Health and Wellbeing Report.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's costing template and report, which accompanies its medical technologies guidance on the CardioQ-ODM oesophageal doppler monitor, estimates the net savings to the NHS in England through implementing its guidance to be £413 million per annum.

The costing template and report are available at:

http://guidance.nice.org.uk/MTG3/CostingTemplate/xls/English

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