Cancer screening: informed consent
These guidelines give commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals in cancer screening information on consent to screening and procedures.
Please note: this guidance is currently under review
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.
Last updated 14 December 2018 + show all updates
Updated 'Consent to cancer screening' with information on the upper age limit of eligibility for routine breast screening invitations.
Link provided to information about opting out of screening invitations.