To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 06 June to Question 146920 on Surgical Mesh Implants, whether the request which has been submitted through an NHS Trust for the addition of a ventral mesh rectopexy HES code came from the Government or from a third party.
The request for the addition of an OPCS-4 code for ventral mesh rectopexy was submitted by a Clinical Coding Service Manager at a National Health Service trust on the basis of the absence of a code. This was not a request from the Government or a third party.
OPCS-4 is updated on a three-yearly basis. Any new or updated codes for ventral mesh rectopexy will be available for use by the NHS and system supplier implementation in the next update to OPCS-4. The next update to OPCS-4 (OPCS-4.9) is scheduled for 1 April 2020.