Transplant Surgery: Finance

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th February 2020.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional funding the Government plans to allocate to the NHS to support an increase in the number of organ transplants as a result of the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019.

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

The long-term funding settlement will see the National Health Service in England receive increased funding of £33.9 billion in cash terms per year by the end of the five years compared to today, in a move to secure the future of the health service.

To support their planning, NHS Blood and Transplant have been working with NHS England to model the anticipated impact of the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Act 2019 on the number of organs donated and transplanted across each of the transplant units in England.

Providers have been asked to assess their capacity and capability to deliver the projected increases especially with regard to workforce, infrastructure and support services (for example theatre capacity, beds, short and long-term capacity to follow-up patients) to enable service to meet the increased demand.

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