Surgical Mesh Implants:Written question - 154745

Asked by Patrick Grady
(Glasgow North)
Asked on: 18 June 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Surgical Mesh Implants
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 June to Question 146920, what the timeframe is for the determination of the request for the addition of a ventral mesh rectopexy HES code which has been submitted through an NHS Trust.
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 26 June 2018

The request for the addition of an OPCS-4 code for ventral mesh rectopexy was submitted by a Clinical Coding Service Manager at a National Health Service trust on the basis of the absence of a code. This was not a request from the Government or a third party.

OPCS-4 is updated on a three-yearly basis. Any new or updated codes for ventral mesh rectopexy will be available for use by the NHS and system supplier implementation in the next update to OPCS-4. The next update to OPCS-4 (OPCS-4.9) is scheduled for 1 April 2020.

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