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Can anyone detect our National Screening Committee?


Perhaps look at the New Years Honours lists Tony! But I believe that those purchasing, procuring, designing or delivering health checks (including screening) are all looking for some sensible advice in order to do things differently and better. Developing such recommendations would, undoubtedly, also be welcomed by those responsible for broader health care provision in appreciation of the potential impacts of ill-considered testing on hospitals. However, at present, such guidance is largely absent and, although I have lobbied for action in the UK with NHS Screening and others, there seems little appetite to become involved. I hope my recent book - recently reviewed in Pulse - might help to fill the gap. Although I would not claim to have provided all the answers I have set out a new approach to health checks and screening based on value. Nick

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30 Dec 2018

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