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Health: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th January 2020.

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Photo of Rosie Cooper Rosie Cooper Labour, West Lancashire

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 4 November 2019 to Question 7034 on Health: Screening, when his Department plans to publish the implementation plan relating to Professor Sir Mike Richards’ Review of National Adult Screening programmes.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department, NHS England and Public Health England are considering the findings of Professor Sir Mike Richards’ report, together with recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee and the Independent Breast Screening Review in 2019, as part of a wider screening improvement programme.

We intend to publish an implementation plan in spring 2020, which will build on the findings from Professor Richards’ review and include actions that will support delivery of our vision for a more personalised, targeted screening offer as set out in the Green Paper ‘Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s’.

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