In the coming weeks, you will notice that it’s much quieter than usual on the PHE Screening blog.
The breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes require consultant pathologists and other specialist laboratory staff to take part in ‘external quality assessment’ or EQA. But what is EQA exactly?
The Eklund technique is an internationally recognised method to improve the detection of breast cancer in women with breast implants. It is already used in services in Australia, the USA and some other countries to promote high quality breast screening and …
We have published the new consolidated standards for the NHS Breast Screening Programme.
We have updated the national diabetic eye screening (DES) pathway standards.
If you work in ultrasound or radiology you will be well aware there’s a national shortage of trained staff. Many ultrasound departments rely on agency sonographers.
We use key performance indicator (KPI) data to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing.
We offer screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) to all pregnant women. We also offer to screen the baby’s biological father if the mother is found to be a carrier of or have a sickle cell or thalassaemia condition.
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Screening Programme’s e-learning is being revamped.
The NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) offers screening to pregnant women so they can find out how likely it is that their baby has Down’s (Trisomy 21 or T21), Edwards’ (T18) or Patau’s (T13) syndromes or one of a …