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Incontinence

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 47638, tabled on 5 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to monitor the provision of free incontinence products across Integrated Care Boards; and what assessment he has made of the impact of the availability of those products on disabled people’s mobility and quality of life.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

20 September 2022

No specific assessment has been made. However, general practitioners and incontinence clinics are expected to offer free incontinence products to all eligible patients following an assessment and diagnosis of incontinence issues. While there is no statutory requirement for the provision of pads for incontinence, all clinicians and integrated care boards are expected to follow the best practice in provision of incontinence products.

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