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Thrombosis

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions the Healthcare Commission has had with the Care Quality Commission on including risk assessment for venous thromboembolism as a clinical audit indicator. (254810)

Discussions between the Healthcare Commission and the Care Quality Commission are matters to be raised with them directly.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to include risk assessment for venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients as an indicator in the 2009-10 Care Quality Commission periodic review of NHS providers. (254811)

We expect indicators to be included in periodic reviews of NHS providers to reflect the existing commitments and tier 1 and 2 vital signs that were set out in the 2009-10 operating framework.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to include risk assessment for venous thromboembolism in hospitalised patients as a topic for special review by the Care Quality Commission in 2009-10. (254812)

In addition to its core statutory functions, the Care Quality Commission also has the power to carry out special reviews into specific or general issues to do with health or adult social care provision.

The Care Quality Commission is currently consulting on the list of topics it is considering for special reviews and studies for 2009-10. This consultation remains open until 12 March 2009 see

www.carequalitycommission.org.uk/consultations/reviews_in_0910.aspx).