Royal Brompton Hospital

Department of Health written question – answered on 24th January 2017.

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Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the internationally recognised adult congenital heart disease research team at the Royal Brompton Hospital as a result of the proposed closure of congenital heart disease services at that hospital.

Photo of Sarah Olney Sarah Olney Liberal Democrat, Richmond Park

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment NHS England has made of the effect of the proposed dispersal of the Royal Brompton Hospital's congenital heart disease research team on care quality.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

No decision has been made to close the congenital heart disease service at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust.

The congenital heart disease standards agreed by the NHS England Board in July 2015 include sub-categories that cover both research and using a network approach. The standards have been designed to support a continued collaborative approach to develop and sustain research and good practice.

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