- 2013 National Retired Members Conference
- 10 June 2013
This Conference notes there is inequality of screening in the the Health Service. Once people reach 70, they are not automatically called for screening, but have to request it. This gives people the assumption that the incidence of diseases goes down, whereas with breast cancer the incidence actually increases after 70. This gives rise to people not requesting screening as they feel there is little risk.
This Conference calls on the National Retired Members Committee to mount a campaign to inform members that people over 70 are more at risk and therefore should request screening on a regular basis.