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Julietta Patnick

Professor Julietta Patnick CBE is Director of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

Julietta is responsible for overseeing the Breast, Cervical and Bowel Cancer Screening Programmes and the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme.

She first joined the NHS in 1979 and became involved in screening with the establishment of the Breast Screening Programme in 1987. In 1990 she was appointed National Coordinator of the Breast Screening Programme and, subsequently, National Coordinator of the Cervical Screening Programme. She later took responsibility for implementing additional programmes in cancer screening. She is currently Director of the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes, which is managed by Public Health England.

Julietta graduated in Ancient History and Classical Civilisation from The University of Sheffield. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health.