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Lung Cancer: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 49143, tabled on 14 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2021 to Question 36637 on Lung Cancer: Screening, what criteria his Department plans to use to inform its decision on the introduction of population screening for lung cancer as a result of the recommendation from the National Screening Committee.

Answered on

22 September 2021

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) is currently considering the evidence for a population lung cancer screening programme. A recommendation will then be submitted to the Department ministers for a final decision alongside a Departmental impact assessment. The UK NSC will assess the effectiveness of the test and subsequent interventions, as well as cost effectiveness and feasibility of implementation in making their recommendation. The Department will review these criteria alongside the recommendation.