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What we blogged about in January 2020

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

Here is a round-up of each and every Public Health England (PHE) screening blog post published in January 2020. There were 23 in total.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

How Leicestershire used national resources to tackle AAA screening inequalities

How one screening programme used a quality assurance visit to tackle inequalities.

Breast screening

Calling all cytology screeners: the breast screening programme needs you!

The breast screening programme is encouraging cytology screeners to consider retraining as mammographers.

Tackling shortages in the breast imaging workforce

Find out how we are working to increase the breast screening programme imaging workforce.

Bowel screening

Bowel cancer screening — new information for people with learning disabilities

Information on our new suite of resources to help tackle inequalities nationally in bowel cancer screening.

Cervical screening

First cervical screening annual standards report published

Read about our first annual data report on the national cervical screening programme standards, focusing on performance in England from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

Significant landmark as primary HPV screening is offered across England

Primary HPV screening has now been fully rolled out and is being offered across England.

Diabetic eye screening

Sign up now for 2020 national diabetic eye screening conference

Register now for the 7th diabetic eye screening conference with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) on Friday 24 April.

Diabetic eye screening extended intervals: what will people need to know?

Help us make sure the information we provide about extending diabetic eye screening people for low risk people is fit for purpose.

A woman having an eye test taken.
People with diabetes at low risk of sight loss will be invited for screening every 2 years instead of every year as at present (photo courtesy of British Association of Retinal Screening / Kamran Rajaby)

Fetal anomaly screening

Blood sample quality in fetal anomaly screening

Important reminders about ensuring NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme samples are taken, stored and transported correctly.

General information

PHE Screening Helpdesk – Using information to improve service

The Screening helpdesk answers thousands of queries. Find out how it uses data gathered from this to help improve our services.

Conference maintains momentum to combat screening inequalities

Around 130 delegates attended the first ever national PHE Screening Inequalities Conference.

Reducing barriers to screening for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people

Read about how the LGBT Foundation works to reduce inequalities in screening for LGBT people.

Screening key performance indicators: latest data publications

We have published the annual screening data for the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the 2018 to 2019 screening year (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019).

Screening masterclasses – all the dates in one place

Find out about upcoming screening masterclasses and sign yourself up on our new webpage.

A handy guide to saving shortcuts on smartphone home screens

We’ve created a short guide on how to create shortcuts to screening resources.

A successful week from the Health Screening module at Warwick

Read about the hard work going into and successful outcomes from the Health Screening module.

Newborn blood spot (NBS) screening

Newborn blood spot screening turns 50

We marked 50 years of screening for phenylketonuria (PKU) in newborn babies with a special series of blog posts. We started with this post looking back at how it all started.

A trip down memory lane for newborn blood spot screening

Professor Anne Green and Professor Rodney Pollitt share some insights into the programme’s early days.

Living with PKU – a parent’s perspective

Caroline Bridges shares her daughter’s screening story and tells us what life is like living with PKU.

Hannah on the cover of two PKU parent leaflets
Two PKU parent leaflets. On the left: Caroline holding Hannah as a newborn. On the right: Hannah playing with another child with PKU.

Newborn hearing screening

New digital and translated versions of audiology referral leaflet

Check out our new digital version of the national audiology leaflet for parents of babies referred from screening.

Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening

Reducing risk of hip problems in babies

Read about how one team helped to strengthen the newborn and infant physical examination screening pathway and identify best practice tips.

Prostate cancer risk management

Guidance updated on PSA testing for prostate cancer

Read about our updated guidance for GPs and well men aged 50 and over about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening

Bursary applications now open for genetic risk assessment and counselling course

The NHS SCT Screening Programme is offering 25 funded places on this year’s course at King’s College London.

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