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Dialysis Machines

Question for Department of Health

UIN 221559, tabled on 21 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which bodies his Department and NHS England consulted before deciding to remove specialised commissioned service status from dialysis and passing down the commissioning of that treatment to clinical commissioning group level.

Answered on

28 January 2015

Ministers make the final decision about services that should be included on the specialised services list in legislation. This includes deciding whether or not to transfer commissioning responsibility for renal dialysis services from NHS England to clinical commissioning groups. No ministerial decision has yet been made.

Ministers make provision in a statutory instrument for those services which should be included on the prescribed specialised services list. This is laid before Parliament and subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care