Date lodged: 3 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-06957 by Shona Robison on 2 March 2017, whether it will increase the amount of information held centrally in order to determine whether the SIGN guidance has led to a change in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Answered by: Shona Robison 15 March 2017
Further to the response to question S5W-06957, NHS National Services Scotland is able to supply annual data on the number of stays with a VTE diagnosis and the incidence rate per 10,000 stays. This data is available from 2006 upon request by the NHS Boards. The Scottish Government expects NHS Boards to have due regard to SIGN guidelines.