Breast Screening Information: democratic Citzens’ Jury or means to an end?

What do you know about Citizens’ Juries? This link to bmj responses provides some interesting insights into the process: ‘good practice’ from Hazel Thornton with links to further information and more reasoned arguments backed by research findings from M Baum and James Penston.

http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e7330?tab=responses

So will the breast cancer charities (who ‘trained’ their patient teams to lobby parliament to extend the breast screening ages and for years chanted the mantra ‘screening saves 1400 lives a year) provide women to sit on this jury?
After reading the bmj responses, how much weight will the outcome of this particular Jury carry with you? It already seems on a par with the Marmot Review with its limitations, faults and recommendations (women’s decision – but we recommend it..!)

It seems a screening industry is not easily dismembered: less cost for some if women’s breasts continue to be lost.

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About bmitzi

Medical writer, author, artist. Cancer campaigner. Aiming always to improve health services and bring compassion into health care.
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