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House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts

Adult Health Screening: Ninety-Sixth Report of Session 2017–19



The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee report on Adult Health Screening has just been released.

It’s conclusions and recommendations are damming of the performance and management of adult health screening  in England, and which includes the CSP.

The use of targets, such as the 14 day TAT,  which are not “based on an essential clinical need” which are unmet and have not been delivered for many years in any consistent manner, and the use of iT systems which are obselete and where support is “hopeless” are highlighted. It is to be hoped that the necessary actions will be taken to address all the issues raised in a speedy manner, and ensure safe, consistent and quality programmes for the future.