Knee Replacements

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th November 2018.

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Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Shadow Minister (Mental Health and Social Care), Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of elective knee replacement surgery has been outsourced to the private sector in the last three years.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The proportion of elective knee replacement operations which have been commissioned by the National Health Service from the private sector in the last three years is shown in the following table. Figures represent the number of operations – not the number of patients – as some patients may have more than one operation.

Financial year

Proportion Carried out by Private Providers

2015-16

38%

2016-17

42%

2017-18

44%

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