HC Deb 20 December 1989 vol 164 c335W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which health authorities in the North West regional health authority area provide a full scale mass mammogram screening service.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The national breast screening programme for women aged 50 years and over is being set up over the three years to 1990. As at 13 November 1989 North Western RHA had three breast screening programmes operational: Manchester, Bolton and Wigan, which provide a screening service to the districts of North Manchester, Central Manchester and South Manchester; and Bolton and Wigan. Plans to extend these programmes to cover the districts of Stockport, Tameside and Glossop, Oldham, Salford and Trafford (Manchester); Bury and Rochdale (Bolton); and West Lancashire, Chorley and South Ribble (Wigan) are well advanced. Mobile units will be used to deliver the screening service in some areas. The RHA plans to establish two further programmes to cover the Lancashire districts of Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley; Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale; Preston; Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde; and Lancaster.

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