Taking up offers of private health screening, outside of the NHS, is becoming increasingly popular as people seek assurance that they are not suffering from a serious health problem and as more companies advertise the private screening services that they provide.
The UK NSC's advice on this issue for GPs can be found below. A guide for the public in England is also available. Both these publications were updated in November 2014.
You can also view information comparing NHS screening to what is commonly offered privately.
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