Lung Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th October 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 36638 on Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, how many people have been invited for screening as part of the lung health check programme; and how many and what proportion of those people invited have attended a lung cancer screening appointment across each of the 19 locations since the programme's launch.

Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 36638, on Lung Cancer: Diagnosis, how many people have (a) been invited for screening as part of the lung health check programme and (b) attended a lung cancer screening appointment in each of the 19 programme locations since the launch of that programme.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

As of July 2021, the latest available data, the National Health Service has invited 125,680 people for targeted lung health checks and performed more than 38,000 lung health checks.

The following table shows the number of people invited for a lung health check within each of the 18 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) where data is available and the number of health checks carried out following the invitation.

Number of invitations July 2021

Number of lung health checks July 2021

NHS Knowsley CCG

N/A

N/A

NHS Luton CCG

9,124

2,581

NHS Hull CCG

9,102

3,255

NHS Southampton CCG

10,929

3,338

NHS Thurrock CCG

8,464

2,060

NHS Doncaster CCG

9,318

2,431

NHS Blackburn with Darwen CCG

1,181

44

NHS Corby CCG

1,599

703

NHS Mansfield and Ashfield CCG

1,270

677

NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG

554

512

NHS Salford CCG

11,890

5,668

NHS Manchester CCG

36,571

9,111

NHS Hammersmith and Fulham CCG

4,148

1,193

NHS Hillingdon CCG

5,452

1,606

NHS Sutton CCG

3,041

506

NHS Stoke CCG

8,989

3,714

NHS Liverpool CCG

N/A

N/A

NHS Coventry and Warwickshire CCG

4,048

964

Total

125,680

38,363

Note:

* Data for Liverpool CCG and Knowsley CCG are still being validated.

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