Date lodged: 31 August 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what measures it will put in place to ensure equitable access to thrombectomy procedures for patients across all NHS board areas.
Answered by: Jeane Freeman 13 September 2018
A Directors of Planning Thrombectomy Advisory Group is developing a national planning framework for the provision of thrombectomy for Scotland. The development of the framework will consider all the elements required to deliver the service including for example: referral criteria and pathways for patients, workforce, facilities, training and education. It is anticpated the framework will be completed by spring 2019.