An FOI Survey of English PCTs and acute truste shows significant variation across some PCT areas in the number of women undergoing UFE, a less invasive treatment for fibroids, across England. In a number of PCT areas in England UFE was not being routinely commissioned. The MTG conducted the survey with backing from FEmISA and Ian Liddell-Grainger MP, Chair of the All Party Group for Patient Access to Medical Technology. A set of recommendations for the Government, healthcare professionals, NHS commissioners has been developed in order to address the challenges that have been identified.
A comprehensive new survey of all 152 PCTs undertaken and published by the Medical Technology Group (MTG), backed by national diabetes support groups INPUT, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), clinicians and leading cross-party MPs, has exposed major inequities in care for patients with diabetes across the country.