Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Department of Health
Health Screening Programmes
304. To ask the Minister for Health the decisions that were taken at the meeting of 17 July 2020 of the National Screening Advisory Committee about expanding the blood spot screening programme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19399/20]
Further to my response to a PQ received from the Deputy in relation to this issue last week, a meeting of the NSAC took place on 17 July 2020 where the Committee considered (1) the addition of ADA-SCID to the blood spot screening programme and (2) a change in the screening pathway of the Diabetic RetinaScreen programme. I still await the outcome of the discussions of the Committee.
Updates in relation to the work of the Committee will be posted on the NSAC website available at www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/nsac/.
I am strongly committed to identifying any opportunities that exist in this area and to their implementation.