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House of Commons Hansard
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Breast Cancer: Screening
06 March 2007
Volume 457
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged 50 to 70 years participated in a breast screening programme in the Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement. [119175]

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Information is not available in the format requested due to various mergers of national health service organisations between 1999 and 2001.

However, the following table shows the number of women screened in North and South Peterborough from 2001-02 to 2004-05. It should be noted that women are invited once every three years for screening. The programme invites them on a general practitioner practice basis, so there will inevitably be variations year on year as women in different parts of the locality are invited for screening.

Breast screening programme: number of women screened by North Peterborough and South Peterborough primary care organisations (PCO) as at 31 March each specified year

Primary care organisation

2002

2003

2004

2005

Peterborough

9,975

9,808

10,868

10,640

North Peterborough PCO

5,114

4,669

5,336

4,992

South Peterborough PCO

4,861

5,139

5,532

5,648

Note:

Data prior to 2004-05 re-used with the permission of the Department of Health

Source:

KC63 The Information Centre

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 538-9W, on breast cancer screening, whether the Department plans to issue guidance to primary care trusts and cancer networks on how to increase the provision of breast cancer screening services to meet the expected increase in the number of women aged 50 to 70 years between 2005 and 2025. [120997]

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We take the challenge of the impact of demographic change on the national health service breast screening programme very seriously. That is why Professor Mike Richards, the National Cancer Director, wrote to the chief executives of all 10 strategic health authorities (SHAs) in England on 9 February 2007 highlighting the rise in the number of women eligible for screening in their local areas over the coming years.

The letters, sent on behalf of the Department's cancer programme board, also congratulated the service on achieving the expansion of the breast screening programme, as set out in the NHS cancer plan, and reminded SHAs of the importance of maintaining a three-year recall rate within their local breast screening programmes.

The breast screening programme is funded through primary care trust resource allocations and therefore the level of expenditure is determined locally based on local priorities and population needs.