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What we blogged about in October 2019

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Here is a round-up of all our screening blog posts from October 2019. There were 18 in total.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Raising awareness of the AAA screening programme in rural areas

Find out how we have been raising awareness of AAA screening in rural areas.

Moving towards a career in nursing with the Health Screener Diploma

Read about how the health screener diploma can lead to a career in nursing.

Antenatal and newborn screening

Best practice screening guidance for pregnancies resulting from egg or sperm donation

Guidance for providers on sickle cell and thalassaemia screening for women who are pregnant via egg donation.

Dear student midwives

A handy guide for new midwifery students to all the relevant education and training resources produced by Public Health England.

Using the power of social media in screening

Warrington maternity unit is using Facebook instant articles to transform the way they share learning.

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Social media offers new ways to engage with the public

Honour from the Queen for inspirational national blood spot screening lead

PHE’s newborn blood spot programme manager praised her inspirational colleague Professor Jim Bonham for his well-deserved MBE.

A day in the life of an antenatal and newborn screening failsafe officer

Find out what a typical day looks like for a failsafe officer.

‘Hip hip’ hooray for the NIPE screening programme national conference

Read about what happened at the newborn and infant physical examination screening conference 2019.

China visit gives food for thought on newborn blood spot screening

The newborn blood spot screening programme team presented at a screening conference in Hangzhou in China.

PHE publishes first annual newborn hearing screening data report

The newborn hearing screening programme has published an annual data report covering the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018.

Newborn blood spot evaluation update — screening for SCID

The UK National Screening Committee is considering a recommendation on whether screening for severe combined immunodeficiency should become part of the newborn blood spot screening programme.

Bowel screening

Learning points for local services following bowel cancer screening event

A summary of important messages and learning points for local services.

Updated guidelines for the use of imaging in the bowel cancer screening programme

Updated guidelines for imaging in the bowel cancer screening programme are now available.

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Bowel screeners can find new guidelines available now

Breast screening

Working together to improve uptake of breast screening across Lancashire and South Cumbria

NHS England (Lancashire and South Cumbria) commissioned a piece of work with its local breast screening services to raise awareness of breast screening.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw uses multi-media campaign to highlight importance of breast screening

Read about how the communications and engagement team at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals has been raising awareness this Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Diabetic eye screening

Diabetic eye screening providers to receive new report to quality assure grading

A new grading report to quality assure national grading in diabetic eye screening is now ready.

General information

Helping you get the most from your working relationships

Constructive conversations can help you to approach difficult situations at work. Read about the tools at your disposal.

Online screening information leaflets – tell us your views!

Citizens Online is conducting an Equality Impact Assessment. Complete the survey to let us know how you feel about accessing information online.

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