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PE01056: Deep vein thrombosis

Health

Petitioner: Gordon, Jane and Steven McPherson

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 10 August 2012

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce mandatory assessment tools for all health boards for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT); to ensure commonality of patient guidance information regarding DVT; and to introduce a newborn screening programme for the Factor V gene, which has been shown to increase susceptibility to DVT.

Petition History:

Summary:

2 October 2007: The Public Petitions Committee heard from Gordon and Jane McPherson and agreed to seek views on the petition from the Scottish Government, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland, Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network, LifeBlood, the National Screening Committee and the Association of British Insurers. Link to Official Report 2 October 2007 (286KB pdf).

29 January 2008: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and the National Screening Committee seeking updates on how each is taking forward initiatives in this area and why guidelines would take 26 months to prepare. Link to Official Report 29 January 2008 (248Kb pdf).

13 May 2008: The Committee agreed to suspend further consideration of the petition until NHS Quality Improvement Scotland has collated information from all NHS Boards and reported to the Chief Medical Officer and to invite the Scottish Government to respond on how the new policies address the particular issues raised in the petition. Further, that the Scottish Government and other agencies should continue to communicate and work with the petitioner on the revision of written policies. Link to Official Report 13 May 2008 (277KB pdf).

16 December 2008: The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to the specific points raised during the meeting. Link to Official Report 16 December 2008 (241KB pdf).

2 June 2009: The Committee agreed to suspend consideration of this petition until revised SIGN guideline 62 on venous thromboembolism is published in October 2010. Link to Official Report 2 June 2009 (164KB pdf).

11 January 2011: The Committee agreed to give further consideration to the petition at its next meeting on 25 January 2011. Link to Official Report 11 January 2011 (617KB pdf).

25 January 2011: The Committee agreed to invite, in its legacy paper, the Session 4 Public Petitions Committee to give further consideration to the petition. Link to Official Report 25 January 2011 (597KB pdf).

28 June 2011: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Health and Sport Committee under Rule 15.6.2 for further consideration. Link to Official Report 28 June 2011 (512Kb pdf).

13 September 2011: The Health and Sport Committee considered petition PE1056 in the name of Gordon, Jane and Steven McPherson on the issue of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and agreed to write to the Scottish Government for further information. Link to Official Report 13 September 2011 (496KB pdf).

6 December 2011: The Health and Sport Committee considered a petition by Gordon, Jane and Steven McPherson calling for the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Executive to introduce mandatory assessment tools for all health boards for the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT); to ensure commonality of patient guidance information regarding DVT; and to introduce a newborn screening programme for the Factor V gene, which has been shown to increase susceptibility to DVT. The Committee agreed to close the petition and write to the Scottish Government to request updates on the patient guidance information regarding DVT.  

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