8 key changes in the new Red Book

Revised Red Book launched at GP16 puts a new emphasis on the risks as well as the benefits of preventive interventions.

Many changes have been made after a 15-month process of reviewing the evidence. Here are eight of the updates.

The cancer section includes new information on the risks of screening mammograms, including psychological distress and unnecessary treatment after false positives;

The PSA test: spells out that “GPs have no obligation to offer prostate cancer screening to asymptomatic men”;

Another 10 tests have been added to the chapter on