Q. I would like to know if you currently fund metal on metal hip resurfacing procedures (either routinely or if a specific request for funding is made)? If so, do you provide additional funding for follow up, compared to a standard total hip replacement, to cover the additional follow-up requirements for these implants as per the MHRA guidance of 29/6/17?
I am making this request as a clinician working in a specialist orthopaedic hospital that currently does not undertake this procedure, though has in the past. Despite recent press we have received a number of requests from patients both within and outside our region for the operation and we have been asked to consider whether it is something we should be offering, this information is to assist in that decision making process.
NHS Calderdale CCG commissions trauma and orthopedic services with local providers and it is their decision as to how they provide care. You may wish to redirect your question to the provider, which in this instance are Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Metal on metal hip resurfacing is not listed under the CCG’s individual funding request process.