For the past 5 years or so I’ve been campaigning about the harms of breast screening. Even as increasing research showed harms outweighed benefits by (at least) 3 to 1, the NHS extended the age range for breast screening at both ends, but did not inform women they were being entered into a randomised controlled trial (RCT) (‘the biggest in the world’ – Mike Richards, former Cancer Czar, (bmj). The trial continued despite the Independent Review (Marmot) and current Parliamentary Inquiry.
My enquiries to ethics committees etc were either ignored or met with dismissive information, as were those of concerned others initially. I am in touch with health professionals who have also been trying to raise concerns and now Healthwatch has posted key issues and views/reviews of the protocol plus a link to the actual protocol: