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Health: Incontinence Items

Volume 692: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish a summary of responses to the Department of Health consultation on Arrangements for the reimbursement pricing of stoma and incontinence appliances under Part IX of the Drug Tariff. [HL3941]

A summary of responses to the consultations on the arrangements under Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and incontinence items to primary care will be published within three months of the date on which the consultations closed, which was 2 April 2007.

In conducting this review, a key objective has been to maintain and improve the quality of patient care. Given the volume of the responses to the consultation, the department has decided that it needs more time to analyse the information provided. Consequently, no changes will be implemented in July 2007 as proposed in the consultation documents.