Incontinence: Medical Equipment

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

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Photo of Chris Green Chris Green Conservative, Bolton West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the National Bowel and Bladder product trial undertaken by NHS England does not result in a restriction of the full range of medical devices available for clinicians to prescribe through Part IX of the Drug Tariff.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The role of the National Bowel and Bladder Health Project is to promote and improve patient care. Through this work, expert practitioners will be determining what standards they require from products to meet the needs of their patients. This will be done through a Stakeholder Council with patient, health and care professionals and supplier involvement. We will consider carefully the output from this work and the views of our expert practitioners and may, if necessary, make changes to the range of products available in the National Health Service to improve patient care if we find that existing products offer poor quality or value for money.

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