Waterproof Cast Protectors
Q: Is there a waterproof protector for a plaster cast on the arm that is allowed on NHS prescription?
A: This depends where on the arm the cast is situated.
All Drug Tariffs list a Limbo Adult Elbow MP65 and MP75 which cover the elbow part of the arm only. The product provides a seal approximately 10cm above and 10cm below the elbow. A protector for any other part of the arm would have to be purchased.
Cast protectors are used to keep plaster casts dry when showering or bathing.
Protectors for adult legs are also listed in the tariffs.
Cast Protectors that are listed in the tariff are shown in the table below. They are found in the following sections of the Tariff:
- England and Wales Tariff - Part IXA Appliances
- Scotland Tarif - Part 2 Dressings
- Northern Ireland Tariff - Part III Appliances
Listing in England & Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Tariffs
|Limbo||Adult Elbow||MP65||Slim to medium|
|Adult Elbow||MP75||Medium to large|
|Adult half leg||MP76||Slim build|
|Adult half leg||MP76s||Slim build short leg|
|Normal build leg||MP80||Normal build|
|Normal build leg||MP80s||Normal build shortleg|
|Large build leg||MP180||Large build leg|
|Large build leg||MP180||Large build short leg|
|Seal-Tight wound care Leg||Adult foot/ankle||CV27105||Adult foot/ankle|
|Adult short leg||CV27103||Adult short leg|
|Adult wide short leg||CV27106||Adult wide short leg|
If you have any questions about this 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