Cancer screening uptake initiatives halted

NHS England/Improvement (London region) is halting the implementation of AAA, DESP and cancer screening uptake improvement initiatives. This will limit the risk of infection to screening staff and patients and also enable the deployment of key NHS professionals to support the COVID-19 response.

Many London providers have had to limit or pause screening services for public health and operational reasons. There are currently regional and national plans in development to either slow-down or pause various elements of the screening pathways. NHSE/I will share these plans once they have been finalised.