Health minister to respond to PIP policy

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths will respond to a report by MPs which questioned the Welsh Government's policy on replacing them.

Welsh Health Minister hits back at MPs' criticism

The Welsh Health Minister has effectively told MPs on the Commons Health Committee to back off. Lesley Griffiths was responding to their criticism of the Welsh Government's policy of replacing PIP implants. She said,

Health is a devolved matter, and my response to the PIP issue has been based entirely on what is best for women in Wales needing help from the health service in Wales. I note with interest the contents of today's report but the UK government has no jurisdiction over health in Wales.

Health minister to respond to PIP policy

PIP implant
Welsh Government will replace banned PIP implants Credit: ITV News Wales

Health Minister Lesley Griffiths will respond to a report by MPs which questioned the Welsh Government's policy on replacing them.

The Welsh Government has offered to pay to replace banned PIP breast implants for those treated privately, while in England the NHS will remove but not replace them.

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