Kidney Diseases: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th April 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Cumberlege Baroness Cumberlege Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the NHS about updating the National Tariff Payment for dialysis to encourage greater uptake of home haemodialysis therapies.

Photo of Baroness Cumberlege Baroness Cumberlege Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage greater uptake of home haemodialysis, in line with the NICE Guidelines, COVID-19 rapid guidelines: dialysis service delivery, published on 20 March 2020.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England and NHS Improvement are undertaking a national Renal Transformation Programme starting later in 2021. As part of this, ways to incentivise home dialysis will be considered, which may include use of tariffs or other commissioning levers.

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