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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-15171: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 March 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what plans there are to update the SIGN guideline on the prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and what discussions it (a) has had and (b) plans with stakeholders regarding this.

Answered by: Shona Robison 21 March 2018

The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 122 guideline regarding the prevention and management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) was published in 2010 and updated in 2014. SIGN is in the process of contacting the original guideline development group to establish the need for a new guideline. An outcome of the consultation may be that group members choose to submit a proposal for a new guideline which would go through SIGN’s usual decision-making process.