Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goodlad Lord Goodlad Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority is being given by the NHS to the availability of mechanical thrombectomy in the treatment of stroke.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Thrombectomy is available in 24 centres in England. There are two non-neuroscience centres currently under development to improve access to thrombectomy.

The National Health Service is committed increasing the delivery of mechanical thrombectomy to 10% of cases. The latest data shows that 2.1% of patients are receiving a thrombectomy following a stroke. In early 2022, the NHS will undertake a quality review in England to resolve local barriers to increasing the uptake of thrombectomy.

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