One-day inquiry into venous thrombo-embolism prevention

The Committee’s original inquiry

The Health and Social Care Committee undertook a one-day inquiry into venous thrombo-embolism prevention in hospitalised patients in Wales during spring/summer 2012.


The purpose of the session was to examine the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance and the 1000 Lives Plus risk assessment tool across Wales and its adequacy and effectiveness in preventing venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalised patients.


The Committee also considered the effectiveness and utilisation of pharmacological and mechanical prophylaxis for VTE and where there were particular problems in the implementation and delivery of VTE prevention actions.


The Committee held a public consultation to gather evidence on this topic.


The Committee’s report

The Committee reported (PDF, 451KB) in October 2012. The Welsh Government responded (PDF, 196KB) in November 2012. The Plenary debate took place in December 2012.


The Committee’s follow-up work

In summer 2014 the Committee agreed to seek an update report from the Minister for Health and Social Services on the progress made to date in implementing the Committee’s recommendations. The Minister for Health and Social Services responded in September 2014.


The Minister’s update (PDF, 857KB) outlines that progress on the implementation of the Committee’s recommendations are in line with what would be expected given the timescale involved. In light of this response the Committee has agreed to not undertake any further work on this subject at this stage.

Business type: Committee Inquiry

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 12/02/2012