HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c102W
Mr. Bradshaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on reviewing breast screening services in Devon; and if he will make a statement. [4434]

Mr. Dobson

I have asked Sir Kenneth Calman, the Chief Medical Officer to undertake a review with a remit:

  • to visit the Royal and Devon and Exeter Hospital Trust to establish the facts surrounding the provision of breast services;
  • to report the findings of the Review team to me;
  • in the light of these, to consider the implications for breast services as a whole;
  • to report on the conclusions.

The members of the Review team will be:

  • Sir Kenneth Calman
  • Dame Deirdre Hine, Chief Medical Officer, Wales
  • Dr. Mike Brindle, President of the Royal College of Radiologists
  • Mr. Richard Sainsbury, Consultant Surgeon, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary
  • Mrs. Gill Oliver, Cancer Nursing Specialist (Liverpool)
  • Miss Phyllis Cunningham, Chief Executive, Royal Marsden NHS Trust
  • Miss Polly Toynbee

I will keep the House informed about the progress of the Review.

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