Preventive Medicine: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make financial resources available to assist in the growth of the UK health care testing industry.

Photo of Lord Bethell Lord Bethell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Test and Trace is currently planning to spend in the region of £75 million which will be directed towards the evaluation and adoption of new technologies to ensure that we use the fullest range of innovations to support our testing policy as it develops.

Alongside this, the Government is working with the life sciences sector on proposals to strengthen the United Kingdom diagnostics industry and how the National Health Service market can make better use of innovative diagnostics.

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