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No convincing evidence that it does any good.
The ministers presumably act on the advice of expert doctors.
Have these experts forgotten that screening should only be done IF you can treat the person who has become a patient by being told, “ you have disease X”.
If you do not treat him, the patient has an additional disease - MENTAL ILL-HEALTH.
The NHS is incapable of coping. Do the patients go to private practitioners? Even private practitioners are thin on the ground. At weekends, there are NO private doctors available in Cambridgeshire.
When you claim to be short of money, please treat those who are known to be ill and are crying out for treatment.
May be I am wrong. Please tell me.