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Defibrillators

Question for Department of Health

UIN 205821, tabled on 15 July 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy that internal defibrillators be available on the NHS.

Answered on

21 July 2014

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators – internal defibrillators – are already available on the National Health Service.

The decision about whether to implant a defibrillator into a patient is a clinical one which we would expect to take account of any relevant guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

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