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NHS: Finance

Department of Health written question – answered on 17th March 2015.

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer to Question 224945 of 2 March 2015, what estimate he has made of the number of decisions taken by screening panels which are made in error; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England has advised that decisions taken by screening panels are made in accordance with its interim commissioning policy on individual funding requests, which is available at:

www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/cp-03.pdf

Its individual funding request screening panels are skilled, experienced and trained in their role and NHS England does not consider that any decisions are made in error.

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