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NI's Chief Medical Officer questioned on health trends and cancer strategy

28 November 2018

Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hears from the Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland, on public health trends recorded in Northern Ireland and progress on a Northern Ireland cancer strategy.

Witness

Wednesday 28 November in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30

  • Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer of Northern Ireland

Purpose of the session

The Committee will question the Chief Medical Officer, Dr Michael McBride, on priorities for public health, the links between social deprivation and poor health and progress on revising Northern Ireland’s cancer strategy.

The inquiry

As part of its ongoing inquiry into health, the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee has taken evidence on physical health, mental health and social care provision and funding. After taking evidence on the provision of cancer services in Northern Ireland, the Committee wrote to the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health regarding Northern Ireland’s cancer strategy, expressing concern that it is out of date.

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