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Breast Cancer: Screening

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

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Photo of Thangam Debbonaire Thangam Debbonaire Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is monitoring the (a) number, (b) nature and (c) outcomes of calls to the breast cancer screening helpline; and if he will make a statement.

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

Public Health England has provided regular updates to Ministers on the helpline and the latest number of calls to the helpline at 20 June 2018 is 53,167. Some calls have required a range of different follow-up actions including conversations with clinical specialists, details of previous screens to be checked and arrangements for a further screen to be made.

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