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Primary care population screening update, spring 2016

Download the Primary care screening letter May 2016. Note this version has been slightly changed on 31 May to clarify the figures quoted in the final section, on GP endorsement of bowel cancer screening letters.

I'm Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Screening at Public Health England (PHE). This is my second biannual letter to GPs in England (the first was last November). It covers all the key things you probably want to know about in just 3 pages.

A GP and practice manager.
(Image courtesy of John Blower on Flickr)

It includes information about:

  • PSA testing
  • rubella
  • accessible information
  • new cervical screening letters and leaflets
  • cervical screening by physician associates
  • breast screening for women over 70
  • ASCEND study: bowel cancer screening

Please do let me know whether the letter is useful and what you'd like to hear about next time. You can contact me at

Anne Mackie.

Dr Anne Mackie

Director, PHE Screening

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