Thursday 4 October 2018 / 4:35 PM Sharon Hodgson

Pregnancy tests providing the wrong results will be a huge worry for women – Sharon Hodgson

Sharon Hodgson MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, responding to warnings of faulty pregnancy tests being withdrawn from the UK market, said:

“The news that thousands of pregnancy tests could be providing the wrong results will be a huge worry for many women across the UK. All possible support should be made available to women who will now be concerned about whether their test was accurate and what extra medical support they might need.

“The Government must establish as quickly as possible how many women have been affected and we need to know whether the NHS needs extra help to cope with follow up appointments. Ministers must make clear how these faulty kits were ever allowed onto the market and whether the recall could have happened sooner.”