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On 2 May 2018, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, ordered an independent review into NHS breast cancer screening following a discovery that up to 270 women may have had their lives shortened.

It has been discovered that the issue may have effected women who were waiting for their final screening test which they should be invited to between the ages of 68 and 71 and all as a result of an IT issue which happened in 2009 but was only discovered in January of this year when it was highlighted to the Department for Health and Social Care by Public Health England. All women between the ages of 50 and 70 should be invited automatically for screening every 3 years.

This is a positive step towards the NHS recognising failings and conceding liability in cases which have resulted in real harm to a patient and their life expectancy. At Ramsdens our lawyers have extensive experience in claims involving misdiagnosis or delayed treatment of cancer. We know a diagnosis of cancer is an extremely traumatic time for you and your family and you can rest assured that you would have a team that cares and understands what you are going through by your side, throughout your claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of a medical professional, do not hesitate to contact us about your claim. Call us on 0800 804 7450, or text CLAIMS to 80988.