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Breast Screening Services

Meeting: 15/02/2022 - Health Policy and Performance Board (Item 35)

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The Board considered a report from the Clinical Chief Officer – NHS Halton and NHS Warrington CCGs and the Director of Strategy and Partnerships – Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Lucy Gardner in attendance), notifying them of the proposal to consolidate and expand Breast Screening Services at Bath Street, Warrington, by relocating Breast Screening Services from the Kendrick Wing at Warrington Hospital.


The report provided some general data relating to patient numbers on the service provided across the four Boroughs – Warrington, Halton, St Helen’s and Knowsley.  The Board was advised that Phase 1 of the Breast Service reconfiguration was complete and the Breast Assessment and Symptomatic Clinics had been relocated from Warrington Hospital to Halton Hospital’s Captain Sir Tom Moore Building, where a new £2.1m Breast Centre had been created on the ground floor. 


Phase 2 was now in progress and Lucy Gardner described to the Board the public consultation process that was required for the consolidation of the Warrington Breast Screening Service at Bath Street.  A methodology plan was appended to the report for Members information, which included the timescales involved. 


The following was noted after Members’ questions:


·         Attendance at a breast screening clinic was purely voluntary – not all patients who were invited attended their appointment;

·         Halton was still on a 3 year cycle of appointments and these were currently on track; and

·         The consultation would be shared with Healthwatch.


Members queries relating to comparisons with local and national attendance figures and a breakdown of the makeup of the 36 patients attending the Kendrick Wing would be sent following the meeting, as the information was not at hand.


RESOLVED:  That the Board


1)    notes the report; and


2)    supports the deployment of the consultation plan, as described.