Medical Equipment

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th February 2019.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cryoablation needles will remain available through the High Cost Tariff Excluded Device List with no changes to current funding arrangements in each of the next five years.

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

The consultation for the 2019/20 national tariff is currently live and information can be found at the following link:

https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/national-tariff-1920-consultation/

It is proposed that radiofrequency, cryotherapy and microwave ablation probes and catheters should remain on the list.

The current proposals are for a one year tariff and no decisions have been made on the composition of the high cost excluded device list for future years.

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