Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (1201)

Thomas P. Broughan


1201. Deputy Thomas P. Broughan asked the Minister for Health if funding will be provided for the Skin Cancer Prevention Plan 2019-2022; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32017/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

The Skin Cancer Prevention Plan was an action arising from the National Cancer Strategy. I launched this important plan with Minister Simon Harris on 27th May 2019.

The plan was developed by the Department of Health in conjunction with the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) and key stakeholders including other Government Departments and national organisations representing priority groups, including the Irish Cancer Society, Marie Keating Foundation, the Irish Skin Foundation and Breakthrough Cancer Research.

Funding for the implementation for the Skin Cancer Prevention Plan will be considered in the context of the estimates process.