Thursday, 27 June 2019

Questions (128)

Louise O'Reilly

Question:

128. Deputy Louise O'Reilly asked the Minister for Health the estimated cost of increasing funding for CervicalCheck by 10%; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27238/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

Government has committed to fully implementing the recommendations of Dr Scally’s Scoping Inquiry. Full implementation represents a very broad programme of work incorporating improvements across the National Screening Service and wider health services, and funding to support this work was allocated in Budget 2019, together with funding to support the switch to HPV primary testing. The HSE has advised that the total allocation for CervicalCheck in 2019 was €38.35m, or an increase of just over 20% on the previous year's allocation of €31.75m. The cost of increasing this by a further 10% would therefore be €3.8m.