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Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th December 2018.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for a diagnosis of pulmonary hypertension was in the last year for which data is available.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England commissions the National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension (NAPH), which measures the quality of care provided to people referred to Pulmonary Hypertension services in England, including patients referred from Wales, and Scotland.

According to the recently published NAPH ninth annual report, in 2017/18, 98% of new patients continue to be diagnosed within six months of referral, against a target of 95%. This is the same as the figure for 2016/17.

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