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Question reference: S3W-40158

  • Asked by: Michael Matheson, MSP for Falkirk West, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 3 March 2011
  • Current status: Answered by Shona Robison on 16 March 2011


To ask the Scottish Executive what costs are associated with the cervical screening programme.


NHS boards currently meet the costs associated with the Scottish cervical screening programme, therefore this information is not held centrally.

However, as part of a cervical cytology laboratory review a detailed exercise took place to identify and allocate costs to cervical laboratory services. The total estimated costs across the cervical cytology laboratories only, as of May 2010, was calculated at £5,849,159.