Results 281–300 of 400 for cervical screening in the 'Written Answers'

Written Answers — Health: Public Health Screening Programmes (27 Jun 2006)

Caroline Flint: The following public health screening programmes have been introduced in England since 1979: congenital hypothyroidism (1981), cervical cancer (1988), breast cancer (1988), Down's syndrome (2001), newborn hearing (2001), sickle cell and thalassaemia (2002), Chlamydia (2002), diabetic retinopathy (2003), cystic fibrosis (2004) and bowel cancer (2006).

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Cervical Cancer (26 Jun 2006)

Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals from each health board area in the Province (a) were offered and (b) received screening for cervical cancer in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer (22 Jun 2006)

Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the accuracy and effectiveness of cervical cancer screening.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer (22 Jun 2006)

Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how widespread is provision of human papilloma virus testing for screening against cervical cancer via the NHS.

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (13 Jun 2006)

Ben Bradshaw: The single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test is a well-established screening test for TB in cattle and the primary tool for live testing in Great Britain. The SICCT is approved and recognised by the EU Commission and the International Animal Health Organisation (OIE) as the primary tool for the diagnosis of TB in cattle and other species, by virtue of its overall...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine Tuberculosis (22 May 2006)

Ben Bradshaw: The single intradermal comparative cervical test (SICCT) for bovine tuberculosis is an effective test. It is the accepted standard laid down in both national and international legislation for determining the existence of disease in a cattle herd. No diagnostic test, including the SICCT, is 100 per cent. accurate. When used as a routine screening test, the SICCT is designed to maximise...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bovine Tuberculosis (17 May 2006)

Lord Rooker: The performance of the single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test under GB field conditions is continuously monitored using a number of TB epidemiological parameters. Quoted sensitivity and specificity ranges for diagnostic tests are established from research studies and published in the scientific literature. For bovine TB, the most sensitive tests for diagnosis of...

Written Answers — Health: Vaccines (22 Mar 2006)

Caroline Flint: ...vaccine has had significant impact on national health service services. An example would be human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines which are in development and showing promise in protecting against cervical cancer. JCVI is considering these vaccines within its remit of providing advice on immunisation issues to health Ministers; NICE is considering their advice on the provision of cervical...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bovine Tuberculosis (22 Mar 2006)

Lord Bach: The single intradermal comparative cervical tuberculin (SICCT) test, commonly known as the tuberculin skin test, is a well established screening test for TB in cattle. It is approved and recognised by the EU Commission and the International Animal Health Organisation (OIE) as a primary, effective tool for the diagnosis of TB in cattle and other species, by virtue of its overall accuracy,...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Smear Tests (2 Mar 2006)

Andrew Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of women received the results of their cervical smear test from their primary care trust (a) within four weeks, (b) between four and six weeks and (c) over three weeks from time of screening in England in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

Written Answers — Health: Bowel Cancer (16 Feb 2006)

Rosie Winterton: holding answer 19 January 2006 A bowel cancer communications group was set up in 2005 to discuss communications with the public when the bowel cancer screening programme begins. The voluntary sector, patient groups, researchers, NHS Cancer Screening Programmes and the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes press office are all represented on the group. The group is considering all aspects of...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Smear Tests (9 Feb 2006)

Rosie Winterton: A draft version of the options appraisal for reducing waiting times for the results of cervical screening tests was delivered to the Department on 16 January 2006. The advisory committee on cervical screening met on 18 January to discuss the report, and their views have been passed to the authors of the report to consider. A copy of the final version of the options appraisal will be placed...

Written Answers — Environment Food and Rural Affairs: Bovine TB (6 Feb 2006)

Ben Bradshaw: When used as a routine screening test, the single intradermal comparative cervical test (SICCT) is designed to maximise specificity (identification of uninfected animals), while retaining good sensitivity (identification of infected animals). The sensitivity of the SICCT is between 77 per cent. and 95 per cent. Its specificity is above 99 per cent. It is designed to detect an immune response...

Written Answers — Health: Sexual Health (9 Jan 2006)

Caroline Flint: ...pre-eclampsia Systematic reviews of accuracy and effectiveness literature with economic modelling Accuracy and cost effectiveness of rapid diagnosis of Group-B streptococcus during labour Prenatal screening and treatment strategies to prevent group B streptococcal and other bacterial infections in early infancy: cost effectiveness and expected value of information analyses. Systematic...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer Screening (28 Nov 2005)

Frank Dobson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which institutions in the NHS are responsible for surveillance of the accuracy and integrity of (a) breast and (b) cervical cancer screening arrangements.

Written Answers — Health: Liquid-based Cytology (28 Nov 2005)

Rosie Winterton: Although primary care trusts (PCTs) are responsible for the commissioning of cervical screening services, not all PCTs have a cervical screening laboratory. Therefore, we have advised strategic health authorities (SHAs) to lead on the implementation of liquid based cytology (LBC), in close collaboration with PCTs, regional quality assurance directors, regional directors of public health and,...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer (8 Nov 2005)

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the implications of the development of a vaccine for the virus which causes cervical cancer for the cervical cancer screening programme.

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Cancer (3 Nov 2005)

Rosie Winterton: Since the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published its appraisal of liquid based cytology (LBC) in October 2003, the following hospitals have introduced LBC for cervical screening: Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield) Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle) North Tyneside District General Birmingham Women's Healthcare County Hospital Hereford The Royal London Hospital...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Cervical Screening (24 Oct 2005)

Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when liquid-based cervical cytology screening will be introduced in the Province.

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Cytology (20 Oct 2005)

Iris Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the (a) accuracy and (b) effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in the Province.


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