Correction to Written Parliamentary Questions

Department of Health and Social Care written statement – made am ar 23 Chwefror 2024.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

I wish to draw the attention of the House to data errors in the Government’s responses to two Parliamentary Questions (numbers 332 and 12694) tabled by the Honourable Member for Ilford North. The questions enquired as to the costs paid by the National Health Service for the outsourcing of teleradiology in the last five years.

The data provided by NHS England to the Department for Health and Social Care was incorrect. Therefore, the PQ response underreported the number of scans provided in the requested timeframe.

NHS England has been asked by My Right Honourable Friend, the Member of Parliament for Louth and Horncastle, to urgently conduct a full audit of the quality of the data. Once NHSE has completed the audit, and I am satisfied that the data is sufficiently robust, the house will be updated.