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What PHE Screening blogged about in December 2017

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In case you missed any of our recent articles, this is what we blogged about in December 2017.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

4 December – Date set for 2018 AAA screening national networking day

27 June 2018 is the date for AAA screening health professionals to save in their diaries for the programme’s next annual national networking day.

Cervical screening

6 December – HPV primary screening implementation: NHS England announces next steps

NHS England publishes a statement regarding commissioning decisions for HPV primary screening in the cervical screening programme.

18 December – New guidance to help cervical screening providers reduce cytology backlogs

Newly published guidance for laboratories and local cervical screening providers supports the option of using primary HPV screening pilot sites to mitigate against the risk of long cytology backlogs.

Screening quality assurance service

8 DecemberAway day highlights importance of working together when managing screening incidents

Around 50 delegates attended an away day at which they tried to come up with effective ideas and protocols to manage screening safety incidents.

Breast screening

11 December – New duty of candour toolkit published to support breast services

The new Breast screening: interval cancers and duty of candour toolkit gives health professionals guidance on how to communicate information on interval cancers to women who were previously screened in the programme.

13 December – Breast screening programme publishes 2 new best practice guides for mammographers

Two new national publications provide guidance to support mammographers who work in the breast screening programme.

General information

13 DecemberDon't run out of leaflets over Christmas!

This article included information for screening providers on deadlines for any last-minute pre-Christmas leaflet orders.

19 DecemberEducation and training: now on GOV.UK

This blog article gives the lowdown on where all the PHE Screening education and training information and resources can now be accessed online.

22 DecemberThank you for all of your hard work this year

PHE Director of Screening Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.

UK National Screening Committee

20 December – UK NSC stakeholders learn how we turn screening requests into practice

View all the presentations from the UK National Screening Committee’s third annual stakeholder event.

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