HC Deb 24 October 1986 vol 102 c1030W
Mr. Corbett

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will list by region those district health authorities which do not have a call or recall scheme for screening for cervical cancer, detailing the date or dates on which Department of Health authorities presently plan to introduce either or both services.

Mrs. Currie

In January this year all health authorities were told to give priority to implementing computerised call and recall systems no later than March 1988. We are closely monitoring health authorities' progress towards achieving this objective through their annual outturn reports on short-term programmes. These showed that all those health authorities that were not operating a district-wide recall or call scheme as at 31 March 1986 were planning to implement computerised call and recall systems over the next two years. The health authorities concerned are as follows, together with the financial year in which they intend to implement computerised systems.

Regional Health Authority District Health Authority Planned year for implementation of call and recall
Northern Hartlepool 1987–88
Northumberland 1987–88
South West Durham 1986–87
Trent Doncaster 1987–88
Leicestershire 1986–87
Sheffield 1987–88
East Anglian Huntingdon 1987–88
Peterborough 1987–88
North West Hounslow and Spelthorne 1987–88
North East Bloomsbury 1987–88
Hampstead 1986–87
South East Eastbourne 1987–88
Hastings 1986–87
West Lambeth 1986–87
Wessex Swindon 1986–87
West Midlands Central Birmingham 1986–87
East Birmingham 1986–87
Mid Staffordshire 1986–87
North Birmingham 1986–87
North Staffordshire 1986–87
South Birmingham 1986–87
West Birmingham 1986–87