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What PHE Screening blogged about in August 2017

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In this blog we recap the blog articles we published during the summer month of August. The blogs were plentiful as we saw our subscription numbers pass the 4,000 mark.

NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

15 August 2017 - Jonothan honoured at AAA screening networking event

More than 100 abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening professionals attended this year’s national AAA screening networking event.

NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme

4 August 2017 - New home test kit for bowel cancer Infograhic showing the words information for GPs.screening: what GPs need to know

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme will introduce a new improved home test kit for screening called a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) from April 2018. Learn about the advantages of the type of testing and when this will be implemented.

NHS Breast Screening Programme

25 August 2017 - Breast screening: information and Infographic with the words e-learning for GPs and a picture of a for GPs

We have worked with the British Medical Journal (BMJ) recently to support its publication of a free one hour module on breast screening in the NHS. This blog include details such as the aims of the e-learning.

8 August 2017 - Breast screening programme publishes new interval cancer guidance

The NHS Breast Screening Programme has produced new guidance on the reporting, classification and monitoring of interval cancers. Read about the important new updates.

NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

30 August 2017 - Categories:Diabetic eye screening is exactly the same for people who have rarer forms of diabetes

In this blog learn how diabetic eye screening is the same for other rarer forms of the disease, in particular maturity onset diabetes of the young, or MODY for short.

7 August 2017 - We work together! Shared learning at a regional diabetic eye screening (DES) networking day

More than 40 people attended a regional diabetic eye screening (DES) networking day organised by the Midlands and East Screening QA Service (SQAS) team.

NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

24 August 2017 - Midwives – are you discussing residual blood spots with parents?

When you take consent for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening, you need to know about residual blood spots and be able to talk to parents about them. This blog will help you do this.

NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

22 August 2017 - Revamped sickle cell and thalassaemia 'at risk' leaflets published

Emma Perkins writes about her involvement in the review and revision of 3 important national information leaflets.

General Information

14 August 2017 - 2017 to 2018 screening service specifications: the main changes

NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes, this blog includes a summary of changes made.

16 August 2017 - Screening key performance indicators: quarter 4 2016 to 2017 data published

We’ve now published the screening key performance indicator (KPI) data for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 2017, this blog outlines the changes.

 1 August 2017 - Updated templates for antenatal and newborn KPI data collection

Lizzie Tempest outlines the the updates to this quarters key performance indicator (KPI) templates, these include being:

  • more user friendly
  • easier for providers to complete

9 August 2017 - There's always more to learn: sign up for a screening masterclass

The next screening masterclasses will be in Skipton House, London on 11 September 2017 and 14 November 2017. Read this blog and book your place.

11 August 2017 - Can you tell the difference between the UK NSC and PHE? And does it matter?

Nick Johnstone-Waddell reminisces over his 15 year career in screening and explains the difference between the UK NSC and PHE.

18 August 2017 - Have your say: proposed guidance covering development, production and review of information

The balance of benefit and harm in the screening programmes can be very interesting. In this blog Sikha de Souza writes about how guidance is being developed to help people have more informed choice in regards to their screening considerations.

21 August 2017 - Managing safety incidents: guidance update

Jane Woodland explains the changes made to the Managing Safety Incidents in the NHS Screening Programmes document.

23 August 2017 - Making screening fairer: progress with our inequalities strategy

This blog outlines the development, progress so far and the next steps to putting together our inequalities strategy.

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