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Missed Breast Cancer Screenings

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May 2018

On 2nd May 2018 the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced that an estimated 450,000 women in England were not invited to their final breast-screening mammogram, between the ages of 68 and 71, as a result of an IT failure dating back to 2009.

He said that he estimated that between 135 and 270 women “may have had their lives shortened as a result” of failures on the part of the health service to arrange scheduled appointments.

The government has ordered an independent inquiry into the scandal, which Public Health England (PHE) first identified in January 2018.

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