Date lodged: 31 August 2017
To ask the Scottish Government where the additional funding for the implementation of testing for HPV as the primary test in the cervical cancer screening programme will be obtained from.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 12 September 2017
The implementation of HPV primary testing will be backed by investment from the Cancer Strategy Beating Cancer: Ambition and Action 2016. NHS Boards will fund the additional revenue costs which will be incurred in the first three years of HPV testing.