Written Question on Colorectal Cancer: Screening

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Date Title Questioner
8 Mar 2018, 5:03 p.m. Colorectal Cancer: Screening Kerry McCarthy


To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is sufficient workforce capacity to deliver the Faecal Immunochemical Test.

Answer (Steve Brine)

NHS England remains committed to the implementation of Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) testing within the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme from 2018.

During 2018 NHS England will finalise a number of practical steps to ensure when FIT is implemented it is sustainable.

NHS England will work with Public Health England to deliver the practical arrangements for managing the production and distribution of FIT kits, and with local providers to ensure sufficient workforce capacity to support the roll out of FIT.

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