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What we blogged about in September 2020

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Here is a round-up of all 9 Public Health England (PHE) screening blog posts from September 2020.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening

AAA screening: making the most of digital opportunities

Support and next steps for local NHS AAA screening providers in making the transition to digital information.

Antenatal and newborn screening

Family origin questionnaire: future options for maternity service providers

Advice for antenatal screening providers on their options for replacing the national printed family origin questionnaire from spring 2021 onwards.

Newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS): log your calls with the customer portal

Using the online vFire customer portal is a convenient way for NBSFS users to log and track their calls.

Special care baby unit screening leaflet goes digital

The Screening tests for you and your baby: babies in special care units leaflet is updated in accessible digital format.

Update from the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme

The NHS NIPE Screening Programme national team in PHE gives an update on important changes made during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Breast screening

Changing technology enables remote supervision of assistant practitioners working on NHS breast screening mobile vans

Remote supervision of assistant practitioners could help to increase recruitment.

General information

What we are doing to reduce inequalities as English NHS screening programmes are restored

PHE Screening is providing expert advice on screening inequalities at a national level.

Guidance on sending screening text message reminders now available

Newly published guidance includes 30 principles for the effective use of text messaging within the NHS screening programmes.

UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC)

Your chance to suggest a new NHS screening programme

It's hard to believe it's been a year since the last annual call, but the UK NSC is once again open to ideas for new population screening programmes.

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