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FOI–2024-000064 Colonoscopy Cost (HTML)

Published on 01 March 2024

Date received – 07 February 2024 | Date responded – 01 March 2024


What the current average cost is to NHS Scotland to carry out a colonoscopy.


I refer to your freedom of information request that we received on 07 February 2024 requesting the following information.

Under Section 17 of the Freedom of Information Scotland Act an organisation does not require to provide information if it does not hold that information. NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) does not hold this information. NSS only contract for equipment/consumables and wouldn't know the staffing costs to carry out a colonoscopy.

I would advise contacting the individual health boards who may be able to provide further information, addresses are as follows:

I trust you will find the information of assistance and if you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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