Wednesday, 30 June 2021

Questions (271, 272, 273, 274, 275, 287, 293, 295, 296)

Alan Kelly

Question:

271. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health when the current application process for the insulin pumps contract will be complete. [28081/21]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

272. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health when the new list of insulin pumps will be sent to the community drug schemes. [28082/21]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

273. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the estimated timeline of the process from product review to inclusion on the PCRS for insulin pump. [28083/21]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

274. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health the details of the membership of the expert group which will review insulin pumps for use by the HSE. [28084/21]

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Alan Kelly

Question:

275. Deputy Alan Kelly asked the Minister for Health if there will be any consultation with patients or patient advocacy groups in the process to review insulin pumps that may be used by the HSE. [28085/21]

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Neale Richmond

Question:

287. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health if he has considered making an insulin pump (details supplied) available to diabetic patients in Ireland; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28206/21]

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Neale Richmond

Question:

293. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health when the new list of insulin pumps will be sent to the community drug schemes; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28212/21]

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Neale Richmond

Question:

295. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health the membership of the expert group who review insulin pumps to assess their inclusion on the primary care reimbursement service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28214/21]

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Neale Richmond

Question:

296. Deputy Neale Richmond asked the Minister for Health if there is patient involvement in the review of insulin pumps to be included on the primary care reimbursement service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28215/21]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 271 to 275, inclusive, 287, 293, 295 and 296 together.

As this Parliamentary Question relates to an operational issue, it is a matter for the HSE. However, members of the Oireachtas are advised that the HSE is currently unable to access the information to answer Parliamentary Questions due to the recent cyber-attack, which has required a temporary shut-down of HSE IT systems. The disruption to service is on-going, and the HSE is working hard to restore its IT capacity and resume normal services.

Members of the Oireachtas will be advised as soon as the HSE is again in a position to provide responses to PQs and are encouraged to resubmit their Parliamentary Questions at that point.

Question No. 272 answered with Question No. 271.
Question No. 273 answered with Question No. 271.
Question No. 274 answered with Question No. 271.
Question No. 275 answered with Question No. 271.