Breast Cancer

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions his Department has had with NHS England regarding the 21 individual Breast Network Site Specific Groups who did not complete their most recent annual assessment as part of Cancer Peer Review requirements.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department has taken in response to the reduction in the number of operational Breast Network Site Specific Groups in England in the past three Cancer Peer Review cycles.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Liberal Democrat, Sutton and Cheam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps (a) his Department and (b) NHS England have taken to ensure that Breast Network Site Specific Groups complete their annual assessment as part of Cancer Peer Review requirements.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Peer Review Report 2013-14 is due for publication shortly and as part of this publication the Cancer Strategic Clinical Networks will be asked to address this issue.

NHS England is currently reviewing the national peer review programme with a view to considering how its success might be extended into other new areas of specialised commissioning. Regardless of the outcome of this review, cancer peer review will continue to play a critical part of any broader peer review programme we may look to introduce.

The provision of site specific networks, such as those for breast cancer, is written into the national peer review requirements, therefore the future of local breast network groups will be decided as part of the review of the programme.

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