Lung Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th September 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 36637, on Lung Cancer: Screening, what criteria his Department plans to use to inform its decision regarding the introduction of population screening for lung cancer following the recommendation from the National Screening Committee.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) is currently considering the evidence for a population lung cancer screening programme. The UK NSC will assess the effectiveness of the test and subsequent interventions, as well as cost effectiveness and feasibility of implementation in making their recommendation. Ministers will review these criteria alongside the recommendation when making their final decision.

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