HC Deb 27 November 1987 vol 123 c348W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average waiting period for the result after a woman has undergone a cervical smear test within the National Health Service.

Mrs. Currie

Information on which to calculate the average waiting period is not collected centrally.

The target for all health authorities is a turn-around at the laboratory within one month. I understand that most districts are meeting this target and that no district in Yorkshire region has a backlog exceeding five weeks.

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