Tulip Siddiq – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department of Health

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Tulip Siddiq on 2016-03-10.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2016 to Question 28967, on stem cells: transplant surgery, which five transplant centres were found to be non-compliant with the NHS England specification.

Jane Ellison

NHS England has advised that three of those five services are now compliant. Two services, Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant service and Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust Bone Marrow Transplant, are still awaiting accreditation confirmation from the Joint Accreditation Committee International Society for Cellular Therapy & European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (JACIE). Confirmation of compliance is expected no later than December 2016 in line with the JACIE assessment programme. In the meantime, commissioners have been assured that the services are safe to continue to treat patients.