Petition Provide funding for surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum
I would like the government to provide funding for surgical correction of Pectus Excavatum on the NHS, following the decision by NHS England not to include it in its commissioning policy.
In 2019 NHS England published a clinical commissioning policy for surgery for pectus deformity in all ages. (NHS England Reference: 170113P).It stated that NHS England will not routinely commission surgery for pectus deformity. The justification was that on reviewing the evidence it was concluded that the clinical trials were not set up to show a clear clinical benefit of surgical intervention. This doesn't mean that patients haven't and wouldn't benefit from it clinically and psychologically.
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MPs to debate NHS funding for treatment of pectus deformity
MPs will debate NHS funding for treatment of pectus deformity this Tuesday 24 November in Westminster Hall.
This will be a general debate. General debates allow MPs to debate important issues, however they do not end in a vote nor can they change the law.
The debate will start at 11.00am and last for 90 minutes.
Find out more about how Parliamentary debates work: https://www.parliament.uk/about/how/business/debates/