The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme is delighted to confirm that we will be hosting a networking day aimed specifically at clinical skills trainers (CSTs) on 2 March 2018.
Report highlights how best performing newborn hearing screening sites ensure early assessment of screen-positive babies in audiology.
Local providers face an ongoing challenge to make sure they have enough clinical skills trainer capacity to support AAA screening technicians.
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is again joining forces with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) to hold the fifth national diabetic eye screening conference on Friday 20 April.
Did you know that if you are a senior registered nurse or midwife, you may be able to transition to a career as a genetic counsellor? You can do this by completing a short course or by completing a master’s degree.
The inaugural NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme networking day enabled people from across the world of diabetic eye screening to network with colleagues and get operational updates from the national programme team.
From 31 March 2018, Health Education England funding will no longer be available to support screening staff to complete or start the certificate of assessing vocational achievement qualification.
Twenty-seven local diabetic eye screening programmes are using the national GP2DRS IT system to extract details of their cohort of patients from GP practice systems. The total number of patients now being extracted using the system has passed 1 million.
Recently we’ve been upgrading some of our screening e-learning modules to include a wider variety of learning styles and more accessible design.
"I do feel that I have learnt a lot through working within a clinical environment - much more than I would have done without doing the diploma - so this has definitely developed my role as Newborn Hearing Screener. It has given me confidence and broadened my knowledge."
The level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners launched on 1 April 2016. This national qualification is now a requirement for non-professionally regulated staff working in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, diabetic eye screening and newborn hearing screening.