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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-02624: Ross Thomson (North East Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 13 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the annual spend for the Detect Cancer Early Programme in (a) Scotland and (b) NHS Grampian (i) will be for 2016-17 and (ii) was in each year since 2013-14.

Answered by: Shona Robison 27 September 2016

£41 million in total has been allocated to the Detect Cancer Early programme since 2013-14.

£5.6 million was made available to territorial NHS boards recurrently from 2014-15 and an additional £2.25 million made available recurrently to NHS boards from 2015/16 (£7.85 million in total to NHS territorial boards).

A further £600k was made recurring to NHS NSS from 2014/15 to support NHS ISD data collection, LDP standards reporting and to support improvements is the cancer screening programmes.

The Scottish Government does not hold the details regarding the full annual spend on the Detect Cancer Early programme by NHS Board or by NHS Scotland.