NHS screening units should be set up near offices and shops so workers can have checks for breast and bowel cancer in their lunch breaks

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NHS screening units should be set up near offices and shops so workers can have checks for breast and bowel cancer in their lunch breaks, the head of a national review has said.

Prof Sir Mike Richards also said patients must be able to book smear tests and mammograms on their smartphones as easily as buying a train ticket.

The former cancer tsar said Britain could not tackle its poor survival rates from cancer – languishing at the bottom of international league tables – without a radical overhaul of the way services are run.

Sir Mike has been commissioned by health officials to lead a review of screening programmes following a series of scandals and growing concern about a decline in uptake of…



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