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Department of Health written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Equality)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to make the most up-to-date haemorrhoid treatment available on the NHS.

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

Treatments may be brought into routine use in the National Health Service after their efficacy, safety and cost-effectiveness have been appropriately demonstrated. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence also has an important role in assessing new technologies and interventional procedure providing, as well producing, best practice approaches to treatment and care for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

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