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Public health for paediatricians: population screening

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  • Contributors AS developed the article framework and wrote sections on introduction, screening test performance and ethical and practical debates. VM developed table 1 and wrote section on changes to national screening programmes.

  • Competing interests AS previously set up and ran the NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme (2002–2013).

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.