Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th July 2018.

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Photo of Virendra Sharma Virendra Sharma Labour, Ealing, Southall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE plans to undertake an assessment of the potential merits of including potential savings accrued to the social care budget in its cost benefit analysis of medical devices.

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

In developing its guidance, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence considers the cost implications of its recommendations. Where relevant, the resource impact on social care services is considered but the cost implications are not necessarily differentiated by sector.

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