Skip to main content

What we blogged about in August 2020

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: General information
Our monthly roundups 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 August 2020. There were 6 in total.

Antenatal and newborn screening

Important changes to assessment of newborn hearing screeners

The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme has updated the observed structured clinical examination (OSCE) that staff carrying out NHS newborn hearing screening tests in England must complete before being able to screen unsupervised.

Antenatal and newborn screening information – digital by default

Antenatal and newborn screening providers should now be signposting parents routinely to digital versions of information leaflets rather than automatically handing out printed leaflets.

Inherited metabolic disease (IMD) screening leaflets made more accessible

All inherited metabolic disease leaflets for newborn blood spot screening have been converted into HTML format.

Diabetic eye screening

Moving from print to digital in the diabetic eye screening programme

Diabetic eye screening services should now be directing people to digital versions of leaflets where possible.

General information

Updated KPI data definitions and submission templates

A refreshed suite of documents for finding data definitions and submitting KPI data.

Health equity audit guidance published for NHS screening providers and commissioners

A new health equity audit specifically aimed at supporting screening providers and commissioners.

PHE Screening blog

The PHE Screening blog provides up to date news from all NHS screening programmes. You can register to receive updates direct to your inbox, so there’s no need to keep checking for new blogs. If you have any questions about this blog article, or about population screening in England, please contact the PHE screening helpdesk.

Sharing and comments

Share this page