Radiography

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 31st January 2018.

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

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.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

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)

North

35

15

1

Midlands and East

22

16

1

London

21

2

1

South

29

5

0

Total

107

38

3

Source: NHS trusts’ responses to the seven Day Hospital Services self-assessment survey, March 2017 (published in October 2017)

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