National Stroke Strategy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:15 pm on 5th July 2017.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat 3:15 pm, 5th July 2017

My Lords, there is very strong evidence that the number of strokes could be reduced nationally if there was better detection and appropriate treatment of atrial fibrillation. Will the Minister commit to a proper national screening programme to detect this condition and ensure that there is appropriate follow-up treatment for those diagnosed as suffering from atrial fibrillation?