Results 1–20 of 200 for cervical screening in the 'Written Answers'

Written Answers — Health: Liquid-based Cytology (26 Jun 2001)

Yvette Cooper: Three pilot sites have now begun using liquid-based cytology (LBC) techniques as part of the National Health Service cervical screening programme in England, as recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE). The United Kingdom National Screening Committee, which advises Ministers on all aspects of screening policy, is sponsoring the pilot. The LBC arm of the pilot will...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Cancer Screening (28 Jun 2001)

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of total funds available to the cancer screening programme are available to the cervical cancer screening programme; and what that proportion is in cash terms.

Written Answers — Health: Breast Screening (20 Jul 2001)

Yvette Cooper: Since 1997, the Department has run six screening pilots. These are screening for chlamydia (under review), colorectal cancer (in progress), universal neonatal hearing screening (in progress), using liquid based cytology and human papilloma virus testing in cervical screening (in progress), extending the National Health Service Breast Screening Programme to older women (completed and being...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Cancer Screening (16 Oct 2001)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on cervical cancer screening in the NHS.

Written Answers — Health: HPV Scheme (22 Oct 2001)

Vincent Cable: ...HPV pilot scheme in (a) Newcastle, (b) north Bristol and (c) Norfolk and Norwich; and if the targets for the scheme have been met; (3) what is the timescale for the implementation of the HPV screening programme following the completion of the trials; (4) what plans he has to introduce screening for human papilloma virus into the national screening programme for cervical cancer; and if he...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Cancer (22 Oct 2001)

Vincent Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (1) proportion of deaths from cervical cancer occurred in women (a) over the age of 60 and (b) under the age of 30 years in each year since 1994; (2) what percentage of UK women participate in the National PAP Screening Programme, broken down by (a) age 30 or below, (b) age 31 to 50, (c) age 51 to 60, (d) age 61 years or above and (e) ethnic...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer Services (9 Nov 2001)

Jacqui Smith: In 2000–01, 65,712 women underwent cervical screening in Leicestershire health authority.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer Services (9 Nov 2001)

Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many pilot areas there are in England for cervical screening; and what the time scale is for these pilots; (2) if he will make a statement on the effectiveness of the thin prep pap test; (3) what representations he has received on increasing access to the thin prep pap test beyond the pilot areas.

Written Answers — Health: Smear Tests (3 Dec 2001)

Jacqui Smith: holding answer 29 November 2001 Guidance from the national health service cervical screening programme states that women should have to wait no longer than six weeks for the written results of their cervical smear test. Results are sent either by the health authority or by the general practitioner according to local practice. Two thirds of health authorities currently send the results...

Written Answers — Health: Cancer Screening (19 Dec 2001)

Nick Harvey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will give a breakdown of how the money for the NHS (a) breast cancer screening programme and (b) cervical cancer screening programme is allocated; (2) how much money has been (a) allocated and (b) spent in the national health service on (i) breast cancer screening programmes and (ii) cervical cancer screening programmes in (A) each of the...

Written Answers — Health: Medical Services (7 Feb 2002)

John Hutton: ...on how and where the patients present. The number of qualified therapy radiography staff is shown in the table. Information is not collected centrally on the number of staff who carry out breast screening. Figures are provided for the number of qualified diagnostic radiography staff, some of whom perform breast screening as part of their job. Cytoscreeners are medical laboratory scientific...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Cancer (4 Mar 2002)

Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce human papilloma virus screening to test for cervical cancer.

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Screening (18 Mar 2002)

Liam Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the uptake among Asian women in Luton has been of cervical screening in each quarter since 1998.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer (10 Apr 2002)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to improve the cervical cancer screening programme.

Written Answers — Health: Liquid Cytology Units (15 Apr 2002)

Yvette Cooper: ...North Bristol Hospitals NHS Trust. The installation of LBC units is part of a pilot set up in April 2001 to evaluate the effects, costs and practical implications of introducing LBC into the NHS cervical screening programme alongside human papilloma virus testing. The evaluation report is due in autumn 2002, and will inform an appraisal of LBC by the National Institute for Clinical...

Written Answers — Health: Smear Tests (23 May 2002)

Yvette Cooper: Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but for abnormalities which, if left undetected and untreated, may develop into cancer. The national computerised call/recall system for cervical screening invites women aged 20 to 64 for a free cervical screening test every three to five years. The figures are not available in the form requested. 83 per cent. of eligible women were screened at...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Smear Tests (20 Jun 2002)

Hazel Blears: The information is not available in the format requested. Information on waiting times for screening test results is only available for those areas where the result letters are sent to women directly by the health authorities (around two thirds of health authorities do this). In 2000–01, 60 per cent. of women in these health authorities received their written cervical screening test result...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Screening (24 Jun 2002)

Liam Fox: ...Health, pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2002, Official Report, column 167W, how (a) his Department and (b) the local primary care trust is measuring the success of attempts to increase uptake of cervical screening among Asian women.

Written Answers — Health: Committee Mandates (4 Jul 2002)

Hazel Blears: ...: European network of cancer registries; European prospective investigation into cancer and nutrition; European network on smoking prevention; European network on young people and tobacco; European cervical cancer screening network; European breast cancer network; education, science and quality assurance in radiotherapy and a project to evaluate the European code against cancer. The...

Written Answers — Health: Cervical Screening (17 Jul 2002)

Ian Gibson: ...the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether funding and co-ordination of liquid based cytology training for pathologists, screeners and smear- takers will be organised centrally through the NHS Cervical Screening Programme following the NICE review; (2) who will be responsible for reviewing the requirements for liquid based cytology processing centres in England and Wales following...

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