Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 5th June 2020.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Labour, Kingston upon Hull North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for resuming all NHS cancer screening programmes that have been paused due to the covid-19 outbreak.

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

The National Health Service is working to step up non-COVID-19 urgent services as part of the second phase of the NHS response to COVID-19. This includes delivering as much routine and preventative work as possible, including screening.

On 29 April, NHS England and NHS Improvement wrote to NHS leaders setting out the second phase of the NHS response to COVID-19. A copy of this letter can be found at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/second-phase-of-nhs-response-to-covid-19-letter-from-simon-stevens-and-amanda-pritchard/

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