Sajid Javid disagrees with NHS ‘removing woman’ from ovarian cancer guidance

Health secretary says he will looking into the wording

<p>Health secretary Sajid Javid</p>

Health secretary Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid has said he does not agree with the NHS reportedly removing the word “woman” from online guidance on ovarian cancer.

Speaking to Sky News on Wednesday morning, the health secretary said that “common sense and the right language” should be used to “give people the best possible patient care”.

Asked about reports the health service had dropped the word from advice pages on its website, he said: “Well, look, I haven’t seen that particular report, but I have heard of instances like that and I don’t think it’s right.

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