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Colorectal Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th June 2018.

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Photo of Laura Smith Laura Smith Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the relevant Clinical Reference Group plans to make its decision in relation to NICE guidance on testing for Lynch syndrome.

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

As part of their work programmes during 2018/19, NHS England will be working with clinical commissioning groups pathology service commissioners to determine whether they can jointly develop a policy position relating to genetic testing and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance on testing for Lynch syndrome. A specific date has not yet been set for this.

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