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PE1863: Mandatory annual cancer blood test from the age of 55

Petition summary

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to provide mandatory annual blood tests from the age of 55 to detect cancer.

Petitioner: Michael Campbell

Status: Closed

Date published: 19 March 2021

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Citizen Participation and Public Petitions Committee Consideration

Committee meetings

1 September 2021: The Committee agreed to write to the UK National Screening Committee and other relevant stakeholders.

Official Report of Meeting 1 September 2021

1 December 2021: The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the basis that there is currently no single blood test to detect cancer in patients without symptoms, therefore national screening is not yet possible and work is underway to identify the scope for a single blood test. In closing the petition, the Committee agreed to write to the NHS Galleri Trial. 

Official Report of Meeting 1 December 2021

Written submissions

PE1863/A: Scottish Government submission of 19 May 2021

PE1863/B: Cancer Research UK submission of 5 October 2021

PE1863/C: UK National Screening Committee submission of 6 October 2021

PE1863/D: NHS-Galleri trial submission of 20 December 2021