Kidney Diseases: Dialysis Machines

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th April 2022.

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Photo of Laurence Robertson Laurence Robertson Conservative, Tewkesbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the annual cost to the NHS per patient for (a) in-centre haemodialysis, (b) home haemodialysis, and (c) home peritoneal dialysis.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The average annual cost per patient for in-centre haemodialysis, home haemodialysis and home peritoneal dialysis in England is shown in the following table.

In-centre haemodialysis (three cycles per week)


Home haemodialysis (three to four cycles per week)


Home peritoneal dialysis (six cycles per week)



  1. All costs will be indicative, as Market Forces Factor (MFF), transport costs, planned outpatient review and non-elective care will differ between patients and provider contracts.
  2. It should be noted that reference costs represent the average cost per patient of delivering therapies in England, not the annual cost, as this is how the tariff is set. We have provided the average cost per patient for different types of haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis as this data is held.

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