Aortic Dissection: Tomography

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd May 2019.

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Photo of Pauline Latham Pauline Latham Conservative, Mid Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the frequency of CT scanning in relation to aortic dissection; and what plans he has to increase the speed of access to that service.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

It is recognised the demand for cardiothoracic CT scanning procedures has increased considerably in recent years, for a number of indications.

The NHS Long Term Plan has identified the need to undertake an assessment of the capacity and demand for CT, including workforce implications.

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