Breast Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Oral Statement of 2 May 2018 on Breast Cancer Screening, Official Report, column 361, whether there is a record of the number of women who came forward to say they had not received an invitation to breast screening before May 2018.

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

There is no record held of the total number of women coming forward who have not received an invitation to breast screening before May 2018.

Public Health England contacted 195,565 women registered with a general practitioner in England in May 2018. In addition, all the affected women known to have moved to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland were also written to by 1 June.

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