Nick Hurd: .... Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated April 2011: As Director General for the Office for National Statistics, I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many patients were (a) screened for (b) diagnosed with and (c) treated for cancer in (i) Bolton South East consistency and (ii) Bolton borough in each of the last five years. The latest available figures for (b) newly...
Paul Burstow: Our cancer strategy sets out plans to improve cancer services for all, including women. We are extending and modernising breast and cervical screening and improving access to testing for ovarian cancer. NICE are developing quality standards on breast and ovarian cancer, and we will collect data on secondary breast cancer.
Paul Burstow: In 2008, the most recent period for which statistics are available, 2,334 women in England were diagnosed with cervical cancer. National statistics reflect newly diagnosed cases of cervical cancer only. Instances of recurrence are not collected nationally. Cervical screening only identifies abnormalities that could, if untreated, develop into cancer. We are therefore unable to provide the...
Paul Burstow: This information is not held centrally. Although national health service cancer screening programmes collect statistics on false positive cervical smear results, genital warts are not reliably indicated by a false positive result.
Jackie Doyle-Price: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend cervical screening to women in England who are (a) under the age of 25 and (b) under the age of 25 and have given birth.
Malcolm Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of cervical cancer screening in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.
Paul Burstow: There are currently three national cancer screening programmes: breast, cervical and bowel. Primary care trusts (PCTs), including those in the North-East, are responsible for commissioning screening programmes and for managing local screening awareness initiatives. In March 2009, the Department published "Reducing Cancer Inequality: Evidence, Progress and Making it Happen: a Report by the...
Ann Keen: ..." was issued through the Department of Health's GP and Practice Team Bulletin and Chief Nursing Officer's Bulletin in March 2010. The guidance, developed by the independent Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening (ACCS), re-emphasises the importance of pelvic examinations in young women with abnormal vaginal bleeding and provides primary care practitioners with an easy to follow algorithm...
Gillian Merron: The aim of the national human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme is the prevention of cervical cancer. HPV is passed through sexual contact which means that the vaccine is most effective if given before the start of sexual activity. The HPV vaccination programme is based on advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation which considered a number of...
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women did not receive the result of a cervical screening test within two weeks of the test taking place in the latest period for which figures are available.
Gillian Merron: ...misusers. A range of other initiatives and approaches are also being introduced to encourage the take up of preventive services and to offer support, such as the Lets Get Moving initiative which screens for physical inactivity. Other screening programmes include those for breast, cervical and bowel cancer.
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) women and (b) women with a learning disability have received (i) breast and (ii) cervical cancer screening in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.
Tom Watson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of women were provided with the result of a cervical screening test within 14 days in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) what steps he is taking to increase the cervical cancer screening participation rate among women in the 25 to 35 years age group.
Chloe Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average frequency was of screening for recurrences of cervical cancer in the latest period for which figures are available.
David Crausby: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of cervical cancer symptoms by public healthcare professionals; (2) if he will make it his policy to lower the cervical cancer screening age to 20 years.
Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations he has received on the age at which cervical cancer screening starts; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will place in the Library copies of the evidence his Department used in making its recent decision on the age at which cervical screening should begin.
Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has plans to keep under review its policy on the age at which cervical screening should begin; (2) what plans his Department has to (a) commission and (b) evaluate new research to compare the incidence of cervical (i) abnormalities and (ii) cancer in the 20 to 24 year and 25 to 29 years age groups.
Mark Field: ...treatments; (2) which NHS hospitals have sufficient facilities to treat all colposcopy patients receiving (a) punch biopsy, (b) large-loop excision of the transformation zone and (c) other cervical treatments under local or general anaesthetic; and which such hospitals advertise both forms of anaesthesia in their patient literature.
Ian Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has for the implementation of EU guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening on human papilloma virus testing as a follow-up for women with borderline or abnormal smear test results; and if he will make a statement; (2) when he plans to publish the results of his Department's human papilloma virus sentinel sites...
John Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made towards reducing the variation in cervical cancer screening coverage between primary care trusts; and what progress has been made towards increasing the uptake of screening of (a) poor communities and (b) black and ethnic minority communities.