Mechanical Thrombectomy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th July 2019.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of Medical Directors responsible for neuroscience units designed to deliver mechanical thrombectomy.

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

In 2017, NHS England announced the commissioning of mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute stroke. Services are being developed nationally in 24 neuroscience centres, across National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts in England with 22 centres currently providing a thrombectomy service.

All NHS trusts and foundation trusts have a Medical Director on their board responsible for the management and governance of clinical services. A list of medical directors is not collected centrally but would be held at a local level in respective trusts.

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