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NHS Health Check programme: too early to conclude

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4785
  1. John N Newton, chief knowledge officer1,
  2. Adrian Davis, deputy director population health science1,
  3. Jamie Waterall, national lead, NHS Health Check programme1,
  4. Kevin A Fenton, director of health and wellbeing1
  1. 1Public Health England, Wellington House, London SE1 8UG, UK
  1. John.newton{at}

It would be a shame if the debate about the Inter99 trial was limited to the points raised in the accompanying editorial by Gøtzsche and colleagues.1 2 Olsen has already pointed out in his rapid response that the stark message of the editorial’s title is not supported by its content.3 The NHS Health Check Expert Scientific and Clinical Advisory Panel has reviewed the Inter99 trial …

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