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Sickle Cell Diseases

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th February 2017.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will promote the provision of oxygen at homes and workplaces for those with sickle cell disease.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

Individual treatment decisions should be made by clinicians who are best placed to assess the most appropriate course of action for their patients. Patients receiving oxygen treatment are first assessed by an oxygen clinic that will determine if this treatment is suitable and how the oxygen is best supplied.

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