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.
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.