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.
7 March 2022
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.