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Cancer Screening

Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is his estimate of the shortfall in cancer screening services available to women in high risk groups in Staffordshire; and what steps are being taken to provide a full service.

The provision of cancer screening services in Staffordshire is a matter for the three Staffordshire district health authorities and for Staffordshire family practitioner committee.However, I understand that computerised call and recall programmes have been or are being introduced for cervical and breast cancer screening in line with national guidance.