Sickle Cell Diseases: Screening

Health written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Iain Stewart Iain Stewart Conservative, Milton Keynes South

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) what plans he has to monitor the implementation of the 2009 transcranial doppler scanning guidance when NHS commissioning boards become fully operational in 2013;

(2) how many people have been offered a transcranial doppler scan in (a) England and Wales and (b) Milton Keynes since 2009.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster Conservative, Milton Keynes North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implementation of guidance on transcranial doppler scanning in (a) England and Wales and (b) Milton Keynes; and if he will make a statement.

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

Service development and implementation are a matter for local commissioners and providers.

Data on the number of people who have been offered a transcranial doppler scan in England and Wales and Milton Keynes are not held centrally.

No assessment has been made by the Department on the implementation of guidance on transcranial doppler scanning.

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