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Kidney Treatment

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give for each year since 1982 (a) the number of people receiving kidney dialysis treatment and (b) the number of people who have received kidney transplants.

According to information supplied by the European dialysis and transplant association registry, the number of patients treated on all forms of dialysis on 31 December in each year since 1982 was as follows:

Number of patients treated in United Kingdom
YearNumber
19824,751
19835,156
19845,661
19856,381
198616,890
1 Provisional data.
Statistics provided by the United Kingdom Transplant Service on the number of cadaveric kidney transplants performed with the National Health Service in the calendar years from 1982 are as follows:

Kidney transplants with the National Health Service
YearNumber
19821,033
19831,144
19841,443
19851,336
19861,493

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services when the report by Sir Raymond Hoffenberg about the kidney transplant service will be released; and if he will make a statement about the delay in its release.

We have been considering this report carefully, and hope to publish it shortly.