Tuesday, 28 May 2019

More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake, says Professor Sir Mike Richards

More convenient cancer screening services must be rolled out to boost uptake, says Professor Sir Mike Richards The NHS should roll out online booking, out of hours appointments and text reminders to boost the uptake of breast, cervical and other screening services, leading expert Professor Sir Mike Richards said.

Sir Mike, who was the first NHS cancer director and is a former CQC chief inspector of hospitals, is leading a major overhaul of national cancer screening programmes as part of a renewed drive to improve care and save lives.

Increasing early detection of cancers when they are easier to treat is at the heart of the NHS’s Long Term Plan to upgrade services and make sure patients benefit from new technologies and treatments. NHS England

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