Heart Diseases: Children

Health written question – answered on 8th March 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Smith Andrew Smith Labour, Oxford East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress he has made in determining the future for centres for children's heart surgery.

Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns The Minister of State, Department of Health

The review of children's congenital heart services is a clinically led national health service review, independent of Government. The Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts, on behalf of local NHS commissioners, will decide the future pattern of children's congenital heart services in England. It is expected to make that decision later this year.

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