Lymphoedema

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions the Government plans to put in place to help people who have Lymphedema.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Labour, Dudley North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government provides to people who have Lymphedema.

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

The commissioning of services for the treatment and care of lymphoedema patients is the responsibility of local clinical commissioning groups, who are best placed to meet the needs of their populations.

People with lymphoedema can usually be treated through routine access to primary or secondary care services. There is range of guidance, including an international consensus document and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance, to support local commissioning.

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