Sickle Cell Diseases:Written question - 216527

Q
(Wolverhampton South East)
Asked on: 01 December 2014
Department of Health
Sickle Cell Diseases
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much the NHS spends on sickle cell anaemia; and what proportion this is of the total NHS budget.
A
Corrected answer by: Jane Ellison
Corrected on: 10 December 2014
An error has been identified in the written answer given on 08 December 2014.
The correct answer should have been:

There are an estimated 250,000 people with the sickle cell trait anaemia in the United Kingdom. The Department has made no estimation of the annual cost of treating sickle cell anaemia in the National Health Service nor does it hold information on the total NHS spend on sickle cell anaemia.

The Department does hold estimated costs for admitted patient care episodes as reported by Healthcare Resource Groups. In 2013-14 the total estimated figure for sickle anaemia was £23.8 million; in 2012-13 it was £21.9 million. This figure does not include other costs such as primary and social care.

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Answered by: Jane Ellison
Answered on: 08 December 2014

There are an estimated 250,000 people with the sickle cell trait anaemia in the United Kingdom. The Department has made no estimation of the annual cost of treating sickle cell anaemia in the National Health Service nor does it hold information on the total NHS spend on sickle cell anaemia.

The Department does hold estimated costs for admitted patient care episodes as reported by Healthcare Resource Groups. In 2013-14 the total estimated figure for sickle anaemia was £23.8 million; in 2012-13 it was £21.9 million. This figure does not include other costs such as primary and social care.

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