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-39664

To ask the Scottish Executive whether a decision on the introduction of (a) image assisted screening or (b) testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) in screening for cervical cancer would be taken on a comparative or individual basis.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

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.

At its last meeting in January 2011, the Breast and Cervical Screening National Advisory Group recommended that a sub group be established to consider HPV testing within the cervical screening programme. The National Advisory Group will at its next meeting consider the remit, membership and timing of this sub-group.

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