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What we blogged about in July 2019

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Our round-ups are the easiest way of catching up on blogs you may have missed

Here is a round-up of each and every Public Health England (PHE) screening blog published in July 2019. There were 16 in total.

Breast screening

Breast screening after radiotherapy (BARD) new dataset

Find out about ongoing work to ensure a group of women who are at higher risk of breast cancer don't miss out on follow-up screening.

Cervical screening

GP-endorsed text reminders help increase cervical screening attendance in London

A 6-month trial in London shows that text message reminders can help increase the number of women taking up the offer of cervical screening by nearly 5%.

Diabetic eye screening

Improving diabetic eye screening uptake in the young

It’s a well-known fact that young people’s engagement with diabetic eye screening could be better. Here's a fascinating account of how one area has been driving up screening attendance.

Diabetic eye screening staff: register for the NDESP national networking day

The date for the next NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programmes (NDESP) national networking day is Thursday 28 November 2019.

General information

Health screener diploma giving me valuable knowledge and skills

The level 3 health screener diploma is the recommended training programme for any new screeners in the diabetic eye, abdominal aortic aneurysm and newborn hearing screening programmes. A trainee screener talks about his experiences of working his way through it.

What quality looks like when offering screening

What quality looks like in making offers for population-based screening is an important question given that screening brings potential harms as well as possible benefits. This blog post is about a discussion involving experts to probe that very question — and what it revealed.

Brilliant new screening timeline

Links to download your copy of a brilliant new screening timeline poster for the public.

Register now for our screening co-ordinator event to find out more about the digital screening information project

As part of our project to move to a digital version of our Screening Tests For You and Your Baby leaflet, registration is open for an event for antenatal and newborn screening co-ordinators on 2 October.

Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme

Stepping down as screening coordinator after 10 years

My name is Olga Ferguson and after 42 years working in the NHS, it’s finally time to put up my very worn out feet and move onto my next adventure.

Newborn blood spot screening

Have your say on the newborn blood spot programme standards

Over the past few months we’ve been carrying out a minor review of the 2017 newborn blood spot (NBS) standards. We’re now at the most important stage – the point where we ask for your views.

Join us for sickle cell and thalassaemia study days

Register for free programme update study days offered by the NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme.

Newborn hearing screening programme

Reviewing quality and performance helps improve outcomes for babies with hearing loss

How one local newborn hearing screening provider has improved the timely assessment of referred babies in the audiology service.

Listening to the needs of local newborn hearing screening providers

The newborn hearing screening programme has published new guidance around screening babies with 2 health conditions.

Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening

SMaRT 4 NIPE (S4N) is up and running

The new Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) IT system, SMaRT4NIPE (S4N), went live on 1 April 2019. Easier to use than its predecessor, S4N has a cleaner appearance and better functionality.

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School entry screening helps to identify sight problems early

School entry screening

We didn't spot our daughter’s sight problem until she had vision screening

Most parents don't realise if their child has a vision problem when they start school. In this blog article, Beverley Robertson explains how pleased she is that her daughter, Elsie, had screening.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening

PHE says goodbye to Cathy Coppinger

Cathy Coppinger recently stepped down as manager of the NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme to enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Her former colleagues pay tribute to her hard work.

PHE Screening blogs

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