Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th March 2019.

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Photo of Layla Moran Layla Moran Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing PET-CT scanning services through a (a) private contractor and (b) a NHS trust.

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

The estimated total cost to National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts of providing PET-CT scans is £29.4 million, with an average unit cost of £570 per examination. Costs are not collected nationally by private contractors.

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