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NHS: Standards

Volume 489: debated on Thursday 19 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to require NHS trusts to use patient-recorded user outcome measures. (263135)

The Department will require all national health service trusts to collect and report on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for a defined set of interventions in accordance with departmental guidance, from April 2009. The relevant interventions are elective hip and knee replacements, groin hernia and varicose vein surgeries.