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Health Services: Screening

Health written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Andrew Lansley Andrew Lansley Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations were consulted on screening for (a) heart disease, (b) kidney disease, (c) stroke and (d) diabetes prior to the Prime Minister's announcement of a new screening programme for these conditions on 8 January 2008.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

When proposals for a vascular screening programme have been developed further the Department intends to consult with various stakeholders including the National Screening Committee, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and a number of interested groups such as leading voluntary groups.

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