Breast Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th May 2018.

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Photo of Karen Lee Karen Lee Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Fire)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) mobile screening units and (b) other additional equipment will need to be purchased to increase the capacity of the breast screening programme to meet increased demand as a result of the computer error.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS England is taking major steps to put in place additional capacity of screening services to respond to the breast screening incident.

NHS England is unable to state whether additional equipment will be required at this stage, however existing equipment will be used over evenings and weekends.

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