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Nhs Treatments

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many tattoo removals were performed by the National Health Service in 2002. [108665]

This information is not collected centrally. During 2001–02, there were 123 finished consultant episodes which treated disorders relating to tattoo pigmentation and the removal of skin by the National Health Service.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sex change operations were performed by the National Health Service in 2002. [108666]

Hospital episode statistics show 89 operations for gender reassignment were performed in the National Health Service in 2001–02.