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Bowel Cancer: Screening

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that the Eastern regional bowel cancer screening hub (a) catches up and (b) keeps pace with other regional hubs in terms of (i) invitations sent, (ii) kits sent and (iii) kits returned. (188778)

The pace of rollout in each screening hub is governed by a strategy agreed with the local strategic health authorities which reflect local circumstances. The roll-out of bowel cancer screening is administered from the Eastern Regional Bowel Cancer Screening Hub.