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Cancer: Screening

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to ensure provision of cancer screening and detection facilities at (a) small and (b) community hospitals. (188927)

It is for strategic health authorities working in partnership with their primary care trusts, local screening services and stakeholders to provide appropriate screening services to meet the needs of their local populations and to consider the appropriate location of those services.