Anti-embolism stockings on NHS prescription
Q: Are Anti-Embolism stockings allowed on an NHS prescription?
A: Anti-Embolism stockings (such as TED stockings) are classed as a medical device.
As they are not listed in the appliances section of the Drug Tariff they are not permitted on an NHS prescription.
They can be ordered privately and for use in the hospital environment.
If you have any questions about the particular tip or any other drug tariff query you can call Information Services on 0800 783 5709.
Tariff Tip written by Sue Swift, UK Drug Tariff and Information Technician