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|16 Oct 2017, 4:36 p.m.||Transplant Surgery: Stem Cells||Siobhain McDonagh|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on care arrangements for stem cell transplant patients after they leave hospital.
Answer (Steve Brine)
Post-transplant care for patients is important. NHS England’s Specialised Commissioning team and Clinical Reference Group for Blood and Marrow Transplants (BMT) are undertaking work to map care needs post-100 days.
There are no current plans to review the responsibilities of services commissioned by NHS England and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for BMT at this time. NHS England will be assessing BMT in more detail over the next 18 months and will take the opportunity to further support improved pathway planning and commissioning of services that it and CCGs fund.