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Cervical Cancer: Screening

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to move to an activity-based system for funding cervical cancer screening services. (247104)

The decision has been taken to explore having a tariff for cervical screening, along with breast and bowel screening, to incentivise services to encourage higher coverage. The Department is working closely with national health service cancer screening programmes on a scoping exercise to inform this work.