Dialysis Machines

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which bodies his Department and NHS England consulted before deciding to remove specialised commissioned service status from dialysis and passing down the commissioning of that treatment to clinical commissioning group level.

Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis his Department and NHS England decided to remove the specialised commissioned service status from dialysis.

Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what parliamentary oversight there is of changes to the list of the specialised commissioned services within the NHS in England.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Ministers make the final decision about services that should be included on the specialised services list in legislation. This includes deciding whether or not to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis services from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups. No ministerial decision has yet been made.

Ministers make provision in a statutory instrument for those services which should be included on the prescribed specialised services list. This is laid before Parliament and subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

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