Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation approved by NHS England

Author: 
Rob Gregory - Ex-officio Chair, ABCD Committee
Author-field: 
Dr. Robert Gregory
Date of the announcement: 
Tuesday, 10 July, 2018
Body: 

Thanks to support from ABCD and others Total Pancreatectomy with Islet Autotransplantation (TPIAT) has been approved by NHS England for funding from April 2019 under ‘Highly Specialised Commissioning’.  A provider selection process will be held before then to identify a small network of specialised units that will undertake the procedure for NHS patients.

The announcement can be found HERE

The policy has been published and can be found HERE 

This offers the prospect of preventing or at least ameliorating diabetes in this highly complex group of patients and is to be welcomed.