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February 2019

February 18, 2019

The National Audit Office (NAO) has found that the proportion of eligible adults receiving health screening is inconsistent across different areas in England and that services are not operating to the ‘agreed standards’.

All the screening programmes investigated failed to meet the ’standard’ target for the percentage of eligible people attending screening appointments in 2017-18.  The cervical screening programme achieved coverage of 72% against a standard target of 80%.

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