Surgery

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department issues on measures to prevent patients regaining consciousness during surgical operations.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Department does not publish clinical guidance on measures to prevent patients regaining consciousness during surgical operations. It is the role of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to provide guidance on training and standards of clinical care in anaesthesia.

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