Breast Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women in (a) England, and (b) Birmingham, Edgbaston constituency have not been sent their invitation to their final breast screening appointment.

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

Initial precautionary analysis identified 195,565 women, registered with general practitioners in England, who may not have been sent an invitation for a mammogram between the ages of 68 and up to their 71st birthday.

This included 293 women in Birmingham Edgbaston constituency. Following further detailed record review by Public Health England, using data provided by NHS Digital, 122,726 of these women were confirmed as not having received a screening invitation in the appropriate period. All of these women have already been written to and some of the women contacted have accepted the offer and received their screen.

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