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Breast Cancer: Screening

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate for breast cancer re-screening within 36 months was in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) the Leeds/Wakefield screening area in each of the last six months; and what proportion of eligible women in the Leeds/Wakefield breast screening area received scans within 36 months in the most recent period for which figures are available. (199518)

Data on the 36 month interval for breast cancer screening are collected quarterly by the national health service cancer screening programmes. Data for England and each breast screening unit are shown in the following table. Monthly interval rates of 38 months are also given as an indicator of how close intervals are to the national standard of 36 months.

Breast screening unit

Percentage 36 month breast cancer screening interval rateinterval rate – October to December 2007

Percentage 38 month breast cancer screening interval rateinterval rate – October to December 2007

England

70

88

Bolton

80

99

Chester

90

99

Crewe

97

99

East Lancashire

28

99

Greater Manchester

29

61

Liverpool

62

99

Macclesfield

79

99

North Cumbria

86

100

North Lancashire

8

11

Warrington

96

99

Wigan

40

99

Wirral

99

99

North Tees

73

90

Newcastle

90

96

Gateshead

74

99

Pennine

37

97

North Yorkshire

96

99

Leeds Wakefield

38

66

Humberside

34

43

Sheffield

77

97

Doncaster

97

99

Barnsley

100

100

Rotherham

96

100

North London

17

26

West of London

96

97

Barking and Havering

95

97

Central and East London

55

76

South East London

76

99

South West London

80

96

Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire

63

95

Chelmsford and Colchester

96

98

Cambridge and Huntingdon

61

98

Epping

2

2

East Suffolk

97

99

James Paget

62

94

King's Lynn

39

84

Norfolk and Norwich

63

97

Peterborough

67

97

South Essex

57

86

West Suffolk

95

98

City Hospital (Birmingham)

96

97

Dudley and Wolverhampton

98

99

Hereford and Worcester

94

98

North Staffordshire

96

99

Shropshire

57

93

South Birmingham

99

99

South Staffordshire

97

97

Walsall and Sandwell

99

100

Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry

99

100

Avon

80

98

Cornwall

98

99

Dorset

97

98

East Devon

96

98

Gloucestershire

97

99

Somerset

84

99

South Devon

90

98

West Devon

99

99

Wiltshire

95

99

Northampton

93

99

South Derbyshire

93

99

North Derbyshire

98

98

North Nottinghamshire

99

99

Kettering

98

99

Leicester

94

96

Lincolnshire

28

41

Nottingham

98

99

Jarvis Centre (Guildford)

98

99

West Sussex

61

95

Brighton

16

61

Canterbury

92

98

Maidstone

41

98

Medway

70

99

Aylesbury

100

100

Wycombe

100

100

Milton Keynes

98

99

Reading

98

99

Windsor

100

100

Oxford

45

99

North and Mid Hampshire

44

96

Southampton and Salisbury

21

84

Portsmouth

99

99

Isle of Wight

97

98

Information on breast screening coverage in the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority (SNA) area is shown in the following table. Coverage is the proportion of women resident and eligible that have had a test with a recorded result at least once in the previous three years.

Breast screening programme: coverage of women aged 53-64 by specified organisations, at 31 March 2007

Eligible population1

Number of women screened (less than three years since last test)

Coverage (less than three years since last test) (percentage)

England

3,690,074

2,805,717

76.0

Q32

Yorkshire and the Humber SHA

373,320

282,165

75.6

Of which:

5NY

Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

30,921

23,481

75.9

5J6

Calderdale PCT

14,873

11,059

74.4

5N2

Kirklees PCT

27,772

21,795

78.5

5N1

Leeds PCT

48,063

34,507

71.8

5N3

Wakefield District PCT

25,500

17,218

67.5

Notes: 1. This is the number of women in the registered population less those recorded as ineligible. 2. The coverage of the breast screening programme is the proportion of women resident and eligible that have had a test with a recorded result at least once in the previous three years. 3. Coverage of the screening programme is currently best assessed using the 53-64 age group as women may be first called at any time between their 50th and 53rd birthdays. 4. The breast screening programme covers women aged 50-64 but it was extended to invite women aged 65-70 in April 2001. The last unit began inviting women aged 65-70 in April 2006 and full coverage should be achieved by 2008-09. Source: KC63