We 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
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.
Focus on research at University College London on the potential anxiety caused to women who receive a positive HPV test result from cervical screening.
Read about the new training resources we have launched to support staff who provide primary HPV screening in the cervical programme.
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
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
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.
The weekly failsafe report for newborn blood spot screening is changing. Find out more about this important change.
You can register now for the national NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme conference in Manchester on 25 September 2019.
Updated parent information leaflets published on anencephaly and spina bifida, 2 of the conditions screened for at the fetal anomaly screening mid-pregnancy scan.
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
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.
Screening key performance indicator data published for the second quarter of the 2018 to 2019 screening year (1 July to 30 September 2018).
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.
An explanation of why we now publish files on GOV.UK in open document format and what you need to know about the change.
Places are available on the University of Warwick’s popular one-day health screening workshop.
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