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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 Written Statement of 16 October 2019, Publication of Professor Sir Mike Richards’ Review of National Adult Screening Programmes, HCWS 11, what discussions his Department plans to hold with patient groups when developing the implementation plan on the recommendations of that review.

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 Independent Breast Screening Review in 2019.

We will publish an implementation plan in spring 2020 and, as part of that plan, assess the level of patient group engagement required to effectively support implementation and deliver improvements to the screening programmes.

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