Joint Replacements: Surgery

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd 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 introduced requirements for smoking cessation for patients 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, how many Clinical Commissioning Groups have a pain threshold that patients must meet to be eligible for (a) knee and (b) hip replacement surgery.

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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