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LNP's mixed message on health cuts

Lawrence Springborg.
Lawrence Springborg. The Nationals website

HEALTH Minister Lawrence Springborg has rubbished claims the Queensland government will scrap a program used to detect breast cancers in women.

The Sunday Mail reports the Breastscreen Queensland program will be dismantled as part of the government's cost-cutting measures.

But in a statement on Sunday, Mr Springborg said there will be no change to Breastscreen Queensland's operations or reduced access to services.

He also released a Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ) statement, which he said the newspaper had not run in the article.

"We have received a personal reassurance from Health Minister Lawrence Springborg that centralised oversight of system-wide strategic planning, clinical leadership and governance will be maintained to ensure quality management and safety of cancer screening programs," the statement read.

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