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Mechanical Thrombectomy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 81051, tabled on 24 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to increase the number of centres which perform thrombectomy treatment.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

14 December 2021

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

The National Health Service is committed to increase the delivery of mechanical thrombectomy to 10% of patients. The latest data shows that 2.3% of patients are receiving a thrombectomy following a stroke. In early 2022, NHS England will undertake a quality review with each region to understand and resolve the biggest local barriers to increasing this rate.

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