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Petition by Margaret Paton  
 
Closed Petitions - Petition PE1305  
Petition by Margaret Paton calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to extend the bowel cancer screening programme to the immediate families of those who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer.  
Petitioner: Margaret Paton  
Number of signatures: 25  
Date lodged: 15 January 2010  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1305 
Summary:

Written Questions for PE1305  

Written Submissions for PE1305  

26 January 2010 :   The Committee took evidence from Margaret Paton and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, UK National Screening Committee, Institute of Cancer Research, Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support, Bowel Cancer UK, Cancer Research UK, the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre, Professor Robert Steele University of Dundee, a selection of health boards (Grampian, Lanarkshire, Greater Glasgow, Lothian, Ayrshire and Arran) seeking responses to points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 26 January 2010 

18 May 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Medical Research Centre Human Genetics Unit and the West of Scotland Regional Genetics Service seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 18 May 2010 

5 October 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the Scottish Government has made it clear that it would be inappropriate to extend the bowel cancer screening programme to the immediate families of those who have been diagnosed with bowel cancer due to a range of ethical and patient confidentiality considerations, further that Bowel Cancer UK and Cancer Research UK have given detailed reasons of why they do not support what the petition's calls for. Link to Official Report 26 January 2010" 

 
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