We have blogged extensively about transitioning national NHS screening information for the public from printed to digital format.
Local NHS abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening providers still send printed invitation leaflets with all screening invitations. And local NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) providers continue to send printed invitation leaflets with invitations to anyone who is newly registered with diabetes.
These digital information pages are:
- your guide to diabetic eye screening
- diabetic eye screening: slit lamp examination explained
- your guide to diabetic retinopathy
- closer monitoring and treatment of diabetic retinopathy
- monitoring your small abdominal aortic aneurysm
- monitoring your medium abdominal aortic aneurysm
- screening results: large abdominal aortic aneurysm
We have provided a range of information, resources and support for local screening providers to use when directing people to digital information.
Making sure no one is disadvantaged
There are many benefits to digital information but we must still make sure that anyone who cannot access information online is not disadvantaged. That is why we have provided guidance on how to print digital leaflets. for people requesting a physical copy.
However, we know that some people do not find GOV.UK printouts very easy to read and use, so we are now creating plain A4 printable PDF versions of the most commonly used public screening information.
We have published printable versions of the 4 DES public information resources and the 3 AAA screen positive leaflets on a new public information leaflets page of the blog.
Providers can download and print out copies of these plain A4 PDFs as and when required for anyone who cannot access the online versions.
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