Catheters: Plastics

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS England's reduction of single-use plastics in healthcare do not prevent best practice in approaches to catheterisation.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Any reduction in single-use plastics in healthcare would need to be supported by research and have the backing of clinical and technical experts.

NHS England and NHS Improvement is currently focusing on reducing the use of avoidable single use plastics in catering services. Products targeted include single-use plastic stirrers and straws, except where a person has a specific need, in line with the Government consultation on single-use plastic cutlery, plates or single-use cups made of expanded polystyrene or oxo-degradable plastics.

We are committed to the National Health Service “being the safest healthcare system in the world”. The NHS Patient Safety Strategy was published in July 2019.

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