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Petition by Gordon McPherson  
Open Petitions - Petition PE1056  
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.  
Petitioner: Gordon McPherson  
Number of signatures: 143  
Date lodged: 15 May 2007  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1056 

Written Submissions for PE1056  

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 02 October 2007 

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 

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 

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 

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  

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 

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" 

28 June 2011 :   The Commitee 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" 

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