Written Question on Breast Cancer: Screening

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Date Title Questioner
20 Jun 2018, 4:09 p.m. Breast Cancer: Screening Mr Stephen Hepburn


To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 May 2018 to question 141319 on Breast Cancer Screening, what estimate he has made of the number of women have been affected by the NHS breast screening programme failure in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside and (c) the North East.

Answer (Steve Brine)

Initial precautionary analysis identified 195,565 women, registered with general practitioners in England, who may not have been sent an invitation for a mammogram between the ages of 68 and up to their 71st birthday. This included:

- 715 women in Jarrow;

- 1,774 women in South Tyneside; and

- 10,224 women in the North East.

Following further detailed record review by Public Health England, using data provided by NHS Digital, 122,726 of these women were confirmed as not having received a screening invitation in the appropriate period. All of these women have already been written to and some of the women contacted have accepted the offer and received their screen.

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