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Letters Open letter to Simon Stevens and Alistair Burns

Increased screening for dementia: a potentially dangerous proposal

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 18 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6869
  1. Irene Campbell-Taylor, clinical neuroscientist1
  1. 1New Waterford, NS, Canada B1H 2E1
  1. Drirenect{at}

The writers of the open letter to Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, and Alistair Burns, national clinical lead for dementia, are to be commended for a clear, objective protest against a potentially dangerous proposal.1 …

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