Genetics: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th November 2018.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Labour, Enfield, Southgate

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of Clinical Commissioning Groups fund family history clinics.

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

NHS England does not hold information on the number of family history clinics in operation. As set out in the Manual for Prescribed Specialised Services 2018/19 NHS England commissions genetics services, including genetic testing for inherited cancer through the Genomic Laboratory Hubs and the genetic clinical service through the Regional Clinical Genetics Services.

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