To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2017 to Question 117849 on Image Guided Surgery, what the regional breakdown is of (a) the 148 trusts who responded to the survey and (b) the 109 trusts who stated that IR was available for patients seven days a week.
NHS England have advised that in the answer given by the previous Minister of State (Mr Philip Dunne MP) to Question 117849, the number of hospital trusts who stated that interventional radiology (IR) was available for patients seven days a week was incorrectly given as 109. The following table, which shows a regional breakdown for seven day access to IR, provides the actual figure of 107.
We have corrected the official record.
NHS England Region
Number of trusts reporting seven day access to interventional radiology
Number of trusts reporting lack of seven day access to interventional radiology
Trusts where this intervention is not applicable (e.g. some specialist trusts)
Midlands and East
Source: NHS trusts’ responses to the seven Day Hospital Services self-assessment survey, March 2017 (published in October 2017)