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Dialysis Machines

Question for Department of Health

UIN 221560, tabled on 21 January 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, on what basis his Department and NHS England decided to remove the specialised commissioned service status from dialysis.

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.

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Department of Health and Social Care