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What we blogged about in January 2019

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January 2019 was very busy for the PHE Screening blog as we published 14 articles during the month.

In case you missed any of them, here is a quick round-up of what we blogged about along with links to the full articles.

Different images used in PHE Screening blog articles during the month of January 2019 along with the question 'Did you miss any of our PHE Screening blog articles during January 2019?'

General information

Our 8th successful health screening masters module

Dr Sian Taylor-Phillips, a tutor on the ever popular health screening masters module at the University of Warwick, talks about the course and what it offers.

Print off your free PHE screening information poster

You can now print out a useful A4 poster to remind you where to go for information related to population screening in England.

Don’t let good intentions undermine population screening principles

Director of Screening Professor Anne Mackie explains why it is vital that healthcare policy makers do not risk undermining or overlapping with the work of the NHS population screening programmes in England.

Screening key performance indicators: publication of the annual 2017 to 2018 data

Annual key performance indicator (KPI) data is published for the screening year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Breast screening

New training for breast clinicians to boost screening

Dr Caroline Rubin encourages doctors to apply for a new training programme in breast disease management to help boost the screening workforce.

Support the mammography return to practice campaign

PHE Screening is supporting a national campaign to attract mammographers back into breast screening.

New guidance for clinical nurse specialists working in breast screening

The NHS Breast Screening Programme publishes new guidance for clinical nurse specialists working in breast screening.

18 mammography associate practitioner apprentices sitting together and smiling at the camera
The first cohort of apprentices at the launch of the new mammography associate practitioner apprenticeship course in London

New mammography apprenticeship launches in London

A new apprenticeship gets under way in London to help address a breast screening workforce shortage.

Cervical screening

Cervical screening extranet now closed

Where to go to find information about cervical screening following the closure of the extranet site.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week – a view from Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust

Rob Music, chief executive of Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, urges as many people as possible to get involved in Cervical Cancer Prevention Week.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Akhtar and Tim take on exciting new national roles in AAA screening

Akhtar Nasim and Tim Hartshorne are appointed National Surgical Lead and National Imaging Lead respectively of the NHS AAA Screening Programme.

AAA screening annual data published for 2017 to 2018

Annual AAA screening data for England published for the screening year 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Screening quality assurance service

Helping health visitors to make every contact count for screening and immunisation

Reporting on successful antenatal and newbown screening education and training sessions run for health visitors in Lancashire.

Fetal anomaly screening

Updated information on congenital heart disease published for parents

We have published a new leaflet to provide information and support for parents whose baby is suspected of having congenital heart disease following a mid-pregnancy scan.

PHE Screening blogs

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