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Bowel Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE diagnostics guidance DG27, when NHS England plans to decide whether it will prioritise genetic testing for Lynch syndrome; and if he will make a statement.

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

Over the coming months NHS England will be working with clinical commissioning group pathology service commissioners to discuss the development of a joint policy proposition relating to testing for Lynch syndrome that takes into account the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidance and helps to ensure that patients and their families receive the genetic test where appropriate. As part of the development work we will explore how best to support implementation during 2019/20.

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