Wheelchairs

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what impact assessment his Department has undertaken into its changes to wheelchair services and the potential effect of those changes on service (a) provision and (b) users.

Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans his Department has for the commissioning of specialised wheelchair services in the NHS after 2015.

Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Labour, Wythenshawe and Sale East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the assessment for and supply of wheelchairs is to remain an NHS service.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

Commissioning responsibility for wheelchair services to support patients with complex physical disabilities will transfer from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) from 1 April 2015. CCGs already commission all other wheelchair services.

Ministers made the decision to transfer commissioning responsibility for this service following advice from the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group, an independent advisory committee established by the Department, which considers proposals for changes to commissioning arrangements against four statutory factors. The decision was taken in consultation with NHS England.

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