Image Guided Surgery

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th January 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the NHS’ capacity to deliver 24-hour interventional radiology (image-guided surgery) services in each region.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow

An error has been identified in the written answer given on 11 December 2017.

The correct answer should have been:

The seven day services self-assessment survey completed by trusts in March 2017 included information on the availability of clinical interventions, including interventional radiology (IR), on a seven day basis for patients admitted to hospital in an emergency. The data showed that 72.30%73.65% of hospital trusts who responded to this survey (109 107out of 148 trusts) stated that IR was available for these patients seven days a week.

Information on the twice yearly collection is available on the NHS England website at:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/seven-day-hospital-services/progress

National Health Service regions have access to this report and will be able to consider any variation.

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Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne Conservative, Ludlow

The seven day services self-assessment survey completed by trusts in March 2017 included information on the availability of clinical interventions, including interventional radiology (IR), on a seven day basis for patients admitted to hospital in an emergency. The data showed that 72.30%73.65% of hospital trusts who responded to this survey (109 107out of 148 trusts) stated that IR was available for these patients seven days a week.

Information on the twice yearly collection is available on the NHS England website at:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/seven-day-hospital-services/progress

National Health Service regions have access to this report and will be able to consider any variation.

Does this answer the above question?

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No0 people think not

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of regional variation in patient access to interventional radiology procedures (image-guided surgery).