§ Mr. Kevan Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are being taken to assess the extent to which NICE's recommendations on implantable cardioverter defibrillators have been implemented. [R] 
§ Ms Blears
The Commission for Health Improvement (CHI) and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have agreed a methodology for CHI to incorporate the monitoring of NICE guidance in its clinical governance reviews. This is to ensure that national health service trusts have mechanisms in place to implement and comply with NICE guidance.