Date lodged: 4 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government for what reason the policy for sacral nerve stimulation procedures for treatment of urinary incontinence is based on funding for a fixed number of procedures per year for all Scotland.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 22 January 2018
When the service was designated in 2010, literature at the time suggested a 1 in 3 conversion rate of testing to permanent implant, which was approximately 15 permanent implants per year. The funding for the service was based around this information at the time.