Cancer

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 11 March 2011.

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Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-39663

To ask the Scottish Executive whether a pilot exercise is taking place, or is planned, for (a) image assisted screening or (b) testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) in screening for cervical cancer and, if so, over what timescale.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

(a) The Scottish Government commissioned a feasibility study of image assisted screening which took place between March 2009 and September 2010.

The Feasibility Study Report can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/screening/cervicalscreening/LabReviewGroup/CervicalCytologyReports.

(b) The HPV "Test of Cure" early implementation study commenced on 1 February 2011 and will take 12 months to complete.

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