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Strokes: Mechanical Thrombectomy

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5924, tabled on 3 February 2022

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.

Answered on

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.