Pre-eclampsia: Health Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 6th March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) effective treatment and (b) early diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The only way to treat pre-eclampsia is to deliver the baby. The Saving Babies’ Lives care bundle recommends the use of available algorithms to identify women at risk for pre-eclampsia. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance, recommending treatment with aspirin from the first to the third trimester of pregnancy, for women at risk of preeclampsia and associated preterm birth is in place.

In 2019, the Accelerated Access Collaborative (which brings together industry, government, regulators, patients and the National Health Service to accelerate the introduction of ground-breaking new treatments and diagnostics) began supporting implementation of a new Placental Growth Factor Blood test which can indicate whether a woman has the disease and whether they will need delivery soon.

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