Joint Replacements: Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th April 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of clinical commissioning groups which have a body mass index threshold that patients must meet to be eligible for (a) knee and (b) hip replacement surgery.

Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the number of clinical commissioning groups which have designated (a) knee and (b) hip replacement surgery as a procedure of limited clinical effectiveness.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England has advised that it does not hold this information.

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