Health: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th February 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page seven of the National Audit Office's 30 January 2019 report on the management of health screening, whether his Department is taking steps to improve the performance of the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services.

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

NHS England has asked Sir Mike Richards to lead a review to improve the delivery of the screening programmes, and will consider how current IT systems support the ambitions of the cancer screening programmes.

In the meantime, Capita, NHS Digital and NHS England are working to remove the reliance on National Health Application and Infrastructure Services by introducing new systems using spine data. These are expected to be delivered by spring 2020.

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