Tag Archives: screening

Better breast screening machines for Vic

More Victorian women with breast cancer could soon be diagnosed quicker, with cutting-edge 3D screening technology to be rolled out across the state. Six new 3D breast screening machines will be installed at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital in Melbourne’s south-east and at regional services in Ballarat, Bendigo and Traralgon. The state government is… Read More »

IT error wrongly attributed to breast screening incident in England, review finds

Thousands of women in England were “warned unnecessarily” that they did not receive an invitation to a final routine breast screening in an incident believed to have been caused by an IT error, according to an independent review released this month. Back in May, then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Jeremy Hunt told Parliament… Read More »

Thousands caught up in 'appalling' cervical screening blunder

More than 40,000 women in England have not received information regarding cervical cancer screening after a failure to send out letters by the NHS. The errors were made between January and June. Around 4,000 of them were results of tests, the remainder were letters inviting them for screening or reminding them they were due. Between… Read More »