Written Question on Prosthetics

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Date Title Questioner
11 Jun 2018, 10:58 a.m. Prosthetics Nick Thomas-Symonds

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, under what circumstances microprocessor knees can be prescribed to amputee patients under NHS England guidelines.

Answer (Caroline Dinenage)

Since December 2016, when NHS England approved funding for the use of microprocessor controlled prosthetic knees, 350 knees have been prescribed.

In its financial planning and budget allocations, NHS England have assumed an average total cost of £14,400 for each microprocessor controlled prosthetic knee.

The circumstances in which a patient is eligible to be considered for a microprocessor knee is set out in the clinical policy on the NHS England website at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/clin-comm-pol-16061P.pdf


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