§ 80. Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the current treatment position for end stage renal failure.
§ Mr. Whitney
According to the latest figures available from the European Dialysis and Transplant Association, the number of new renal patients accepted for treatment in the United Kingdom during 1984 was 2,023, which compares with 1,233 in 1979, and the number of renal patients in the United Kingdom receiving treatment on 31 December 1984 was 11,235, which compares with 6,167 on 31 December 1979. All regional health authorities have agreed to increase facilities for the treatment of end stage renal failure and to accept new patients at an annual rate of at least 40 per million population by 1987.