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UK specialists urge the setting up of a national screening agency

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:896
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    UK specialists in preventive medicine have called for a new national publicly accountable screening agency, with dedicated funds and full time staff, during a conference on the future of screening held in London last week.

    Dr Malcolm Law, from St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, urged the government to fund the establishment of a national screening agency. “National public health problems need a central independent authority to deal with them effectively,” he …

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