- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Cervical screening: professional guidance, Breast screening: professional guidance, Bowel cancer screening: commission, provide, inform, NHS bowel cancer screening (BCSP) programme, NHS breast screening (BSP) programme , and NHS cervical screening (CSP) programme
- 1 January 2009
- Last updated:
- 13 October 2017, see all updates
These guidelines give commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals in cancer screening information on consent to screening and procedures.
PDF, 548KB, 28 pages
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These guidelines provide information on consent and ceasing patients from screening programmes. The document covers information and advice on:
- breast screening
- cervical screening
- bowel cancer screening
- mental capacity and consent
It also provides several template letters for patients withdrawing from programmes.
Information for people wishing to opt out of receiving screening invitations is available.
Published: 1 January 2009
Updated: 13 October 2017
- Link provided to information about opting out of screening invitations.
- First published.