Brain: Tumours

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th April 2021.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase public awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children.

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

We have no current plans to do so. However, we welcome the public facing campaign of the charity HeadSmart, which has increased awareness of symptoms that could indicate brain cancer in children and young people. As well as making the National Health Service in England aware of the benefits of HeadSmart, we have highlighted the values of it with Directors of Public Health, health visitors and school nurses, to encourage their use by professionals in signposting to specialist advice.

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