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Dialysis Machines

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 28922, tabled on 1 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 May 2022 to Question 2656 on dialysis at home, when he expects that patients receiving haemodialysis treatment at home will receive clear communications so that they are aware of their right to reimbursement from their NHS provider.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 July 2022

On 20 June 2022, NHS England issued a specialised commissioning circular directly to all commissioned providers of home haemodialysis and renal clinical networks to ensure that eligible patients are alerted to the available reimbursement arrangements. NHS England is seeking assurance through regional commissioners and renal networks that patients are being made aware and processes are in place to facilitate it. Networks will provide assurance on a quarterly basis to NHS England, with an initial review due in the autumn.

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