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What we blogged about in April 2019

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We published 16 articles on the Public Health England (PHE) Screening blog during April 2019.

Here’s a round-up of each and every one in case you missed any.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

Using local knowledge to improve AAA screening attendance in Peterborough

The Cambridgeshire Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme has used a variety of methods to help reduce DNA (did not attend) rates in the city of Peterborough.

Bowel cancer screening

A nurse speaking to an older woman and a younger woman
Just over half of eligible people in England take part in bowel cancer screening

Special guest blog for bowel cancer awareness month

April was Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. To mark the occasion, we featured a guest blog from the chief executive of Bowel Cancer UK highlighting how the charity supports the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.

Breast screening

How the North Midlands Breast Screening team uses Facebook to increase breast screening uptake

Find out how the North Midlands Breast Screening Service has used Facebook to help reverse a 10-year decline in screening uptake.

Cervical screening

We’ve updated our easy read guide to cervical screening

PHE Screening has published an updated version of the easy guide to cervical screening.

Reducing cervical screening inequalities for trans people

We take a look at cancer screening in trans communities and how screening services can take steps to be more lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) inclusive.

Fetal anomaly screening

Fetal anomaly screening update meeting so helpful for sonographers

The recent national NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme meeting for screening support sonographers was both informative and helpful, says midwife sonographer Lis McNulty.

General information

Angela’s masterclass to understanding screening is still going strong

The screening masterclass is still going strong nearly 20 years on.

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The new e-learning training package for vision screeners will support staff in providing a more consistent service

New training for child school vision screeners

We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new e-learning training package for vision screeners.

Providers welcome Health Screener Diploma updates

Local newborn hearing, diabetic eye and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening providers gave a big thumbs-up to recent updates provided by the national team on the Level 3 Health Screener Diploma process.

Tackling breast and cervical screening inequalities in Merseyside

The second in a series of blogs looking at work in Merseyside to tackle cancer screening inequalities. This article looks at breast and cervical screening initiatives.

Write on! Celebrating 600 screening posts

Good, bad or indifferent? Find out what our readers think as we take a look at the results of our recent blog satisfaction survey.

Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening

Making sure pregnant women who screen positive for infectious diseases get best care

An antenatal and newborn screening co-ordinator explains the failsafe processes that help her team make sure pregnant women who screen positive for infectious diseases receive prompt and appropriate follow-up care.

Successful IDPS laboratory workshop will now be held every year

The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme held its first ever national workshop for screening laboratory staff.

Newborn blood spot screening

Kate Israel at the Royal College of Midwives conference with 4 other female PHE colleagues
Kate Israel (far left) at the Royal College of Midwives conference with PHE colleagues

Goodbye PHE…hello again NHS

Kate Israel has thoroughly enjoyed her secondment with PHE working in the newborn blood spot team. Here she looks back at her time with us.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

New dates for free NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme updates

Details of 2 upcoming free courses run by King's College London for colleagues working in sickle cell and thalassaemia screening.

Screening’s partnership work with Sickle Cell Society benefits people with sickle cell disorders

Find out how the Sickle Cell Society's successful partnership work with the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme makes a difference to the lives of people who live with sickle cell disorders and their families.

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  1. Comment by Cytologist posted on

    Will there be any update on HPV Primary Cervical screening and how this may affect patients and the results turnaround now that the tenders have been announced?