Colorectal Cancer: Screening

Health written question – answered on 17th September 2008.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas of England bowel cancer screening has not yet commenced.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

We are continuing to roll out the National Health Service Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and expect it to be fully implemented by December 2009. The following table lists the remaining primary care trusts where bowel cancer screening will commence in the final roll out.

Strategic health authority Primary care trust
East Midlands Lincolnshire
East of England Luton
East of England South East Essex
East of England Bedfordshire
East of England Peterborough
East of England West Essex
East of England North East Essex
East of England Mid Essex
East of England South West Essex
London Bromley
London Bexley Care Trust
London Havering
North West Blackburn with Darwen
North West Stockport
North West Tameside and Glossop
North West East Lancashire
North West Trafford
South Central Oxfordshire
South Central Isle of Wight
South Central Milton Keynes
South Central Buckinghamshire
South East Coast Brighton and Hove City
South East Coast Surrey
South East Coast East Sussex Downs and Weald
South East Coast Hastings and Rother
South East Coast Eastern and Coastal Kent
South East Coast Medway
South East Coast West Kent
South West Bath and North East Somerset
South West Swindon
South West Wiltshire
South West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
South West South Gloucestershire
South West North Somerset
South West Bristol
West Midlands Telford and Wrekin
West Midlands Herefordshire
West Midlands South Birmingham
West Midlands Shropshire County
West Midlands Worcestershire
Yorkshire and the Humber Wakefield District
Yorkshire and the Humber Calderdale
Yorkshire and the Humber Leeds
Yorkshire and the Humber Kirklees

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