9 February 2017
The Petitions Committee has today laid a report, its first of the 5th Assembly, on petition P-04-668 Support Yearly Screening for Ovarian Cancer (CA125 blood test). The petition calls for the Welsh Government to support an annual screening programme for ovarian cancer. The Committee received oral and written evidence and agreed that, whilst the current evidence does not support a screening programme for ovarian cancer, there is a need to improve awareness of ovarian cancer and its common symptoms amongst the public and health professionals. It made three recommendations for the Welsh Government to consider, geared toward this general aim.
The Chair will seek time for the report to be debated in a plenary meeting of the National Assembly for Wales in due course.
- The Petitions Committee was established on 28 June 2016
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The Petitions Committee was established on 28 June 2016 to carry out the functions of the responsible committee set out in Standing Order 23.
Its role is to consider all admissible petitions that are submitted by the public. Petitions have to be about issues that the National Assembly had powers to take action on. The petitions process enables the public to highlight issues and directly influence the work of the National Assembly. Its specific functions are set out in Standing Order 23.
Work completed by the Petitions Committee
Clerk: Graeme Francis.
National Assembly for Wales
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