Professor Sir Mike Richards said new IT systems were “urgent priority” and booking an appointment needs to be as “simple as booking a plane ticket online”.
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A report by the Public Accounts Committee also found the failing IT systems played a “fundamental role” in missed screening appointments.
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NHS chief executive Simon Stevens said the health service had “not been satisfied” with the way Capita had handled the contract.
Responding to the review charities have called for greater investment in IT systems to improve dwindling attendance numbers and a focus on AI.
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Professor Sir Mike Richards will lead the review, which will also focus on current and future IT systems. The review is due to be published in the summer.
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Capita has apologised after it was revealed thousands of women were not sent reminder letters for cervical cancer screening, and thousands more did not receive their results.
From August, women registered with GP services in London will begin to receive text messages encouraging them to book screening appointments.
NHS Digital has suggested that GPs and health organisations could improve screening rates for cervical cancer by making better use of a digital tool it launched a year ago.
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