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What we blogged about in February 2019

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Illustration with 5 photos with the heading 'Did you miss any screening blogs in February 2019?' Illustrations show professor Mark Hull of the University of Leeds who is leading the trial into the use of fish oil for patients at increased risk of bowel cancer, Emma Wright and Jacquie Brennan, assessor and learner for the Health screener diploma, the infographic used to illustrate the blog article on the publication of screening key performance indicator data, the front covers of the new spina bifida and anencephaly information leaflets for parents and an image of the Manchester skyline where the 2019 newborn and infant physical examination conference will be heldWe published 15 articles on the PHE Screening blog during the month of February 2019.

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.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Focusing on carers is helping to improve access to AAA screening for men with learning disabilities

The manager of the South Devon and Exeter AAA Screening Programme describes how her service has worked to improve access to screening for eligible men with learning disabilities by engaging with their carers.

Cervical screening

Cervical screening HPV test result research

Focus on research at University College London on the potential anxiety caused to women who receive a positive HPV test result from cervical screening.

Primary HPV screening training resources launched

Read about the new training resources we have launched to support staff who provide primary HPV screening in the cervical programme.

HPV primary cervical screening pilot report published in BMJ

The results of the first pilot into the use of primary HPV testing in the cervical screening programme are published in the British Medical Journal.

Diabetic eye screening

Sign up now for 2019 national diabetic eye screening conference

Registration opens for the sixth national diabetic eye screening conference organised jointly by the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme and the Royal Society of Medicine.

Antenatal and newborn screening

Roll-out of IT system to collect newborn outcome data begins in earnest

Newborn screening laboratories have started to use a new IT system that provides oversight of babies that test positive for sickle cell disease or thalassaemia from screening to specialist care.

Changes to newborn blood sport failsafe reports

The weekly failsafe report for newborn blood spot screening is changing. Find out more about this important change.

Book your place at national NIPE conference 2019

You can register now for the national NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme conference in Manchester on 25 September 2019.

New spina bifida and anencephaly information leaflets for parents published

Updated parent information leaflets published on anencephaly and spina bifida, 2 of the conditions screened for at the fetal anomaly screening mid-pregnancy scan.

Workshops have positive impact on antenatal screening data

The national antenatal screening team travelled across the country to present a series of antenatal screening data workshops to maternity service providers.

Bowel cancer screening

Support of bowel cancer screening programme crucial to fish oil trial

Find out more about the research at the University of Leeds on using a component of fish oil in the treatment of people at higher risk of bowel cancer.

General information

Latest screening KPI data and other updates

Screening key performance indicator data published for the second quarter of the 2018 to 2019 screening year (1 July to 30 September 2018).

Health screener diploma is positive experience for learners and assessors

More than 100 people working in abdominal aortic aneurysm, diabetic eye and newborn hearing screening have now successfully gained their Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners. Here, an assessor and a learner share their experience of the diploma.

Open the open document format

An explanation of why we now publish files on GOV.UK in open document format and what you need to know about the change.

Sign up for screening workshop at Warwick

Places are available on the University of Warwick’s popular one-day health screening workshop.

PHE Screening blogs

PHE Screening blogs provide up to date news from all NHS screening programmes. You can register to receive updates direct to your inbox, so there’s no need to keep checking for new blogs. If you have any questions about this blog article, or about population screening in England, please contact the PHE screening helpdesk.

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