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Spina Bifida: Surgery

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 271439, tabled on 1 July 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 February 2019 to Question 217544 on Spina Bifida: Surgery, what estimate he has made of the average cost of pain relief that will be administered an unborn baby prior to undergoing that fetal surgery.

Answered on

4 July 2019

The tariff that has been developed for spina bifida fetal surgery includes an estimate of around £800 for fetal drugs which includes drugs for pain relief. However, the actual cost will vary on a case by case basis dependent on the clinical circumstances.

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