Colorectal Cancer

Department of Health written question – answered on 16th December 2014.

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Photo of Liz Kendall Liz Kendall Shadow Minister (Health) (Care and Older People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) colonoscopy tests and (b) flexible sigmoidoscopy tests took place in the NHS in England in each of the last five years.

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

The information requested is shown in the table below.

Number of colonoscopy tests and flexible sigmoidoscopy tests carried out in 2009-10 to 2013-14 (on a provider basis)

Year

Number of

Colonoscopy tests

Number of Flexible sigmoidoscopy tests

2009-10

315,657

197,342

2010-11

324,429

200,462

2011-12

360,443

217,767

2012-13

399,637

232,674

2013-14

401,278

228,756

Source: Monthly diagnostic waiting times and activity, NHS England

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