Health Committee

Thursday 9 December 2004

Members present: Mr David Hinchliffe (Chairman), John Austin, Mr Keith Bradley, Mr Simon Burns, Mrs Patsy Calton, Dr Doug Naysmith and Dr Richard Taylor

The Committee deliberated.

The Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalised Patients: Mrs Linda de Cossart, Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Mr David Warwick, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Southampton University NHS Trust, Professor Ajay Kakkar,  Surgical Science and Consultant Surgeon, Barts and the London Medical School, Dr David Keeling, Consultant Haematologist, Oxford Haemophilia Centre and Dr Beverley Hunt, Medical Director, Lifeblood, were examined.

Dr Roger Boyle, National Director, Heart Disease, Department of Health, Professor Sir Michael Rawlins, Chairman, Professor David Barnett, Chairman, Appraisals Committee, National Institute of Clinical Excellence and Professor David Cousins, Head, Safe Medication Practice, National Patient Safety Agency, were examined.

[Adjourned till Thursday 16 December at Ten o’clock.