Here is a round-up of each and every Public Health England (PHE) screening blog post published in May 2021. There were 12 in total.
UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC)
New UK National Screening Committee website launches today
The new UK National Screening Committee website and blog launched on 17 May.
Support for people who feel anxious about attending cervical screening
A new national information resource has been published for people who find it hard to attend cervical screening appointments.
New guidance published on disclosure of NHS cervical screening audit results
New guidance advises health professionals on how to communicate the results of invasive cancer audit reviews to women who were previously screened in the NHS cervical screening programme.
Fetal anomaly screening
NIPT to be evaluated as a new part of NHS screening pathway for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is being added to the existing NHS screening pathway for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.
Lay members sought for cancer screening research advisory committees
We have vacancies for lay members on the RACs for the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, NHS breast screening programme and NHS cervical screening programme.
New guidance published on newborn screening communication pathways following bereavements
New guidance aims to reduce additional and avoidable stress for families at an extremely difficult time.
Pioneering picture stories can help reduce barriers to NHS cancer screening
Charity Beyond Words has updated its wordless picture stories about bowel cancer screening, breast screening and cervical screening for people with learning disabilities and/or autism and others.
Newborn hearing screening
Help improve the NHSP operational guidance
Complete our short survey to let us know what you think of the NHS newborn hearing screening programme operational guidance.
Have your say on the proposed changes to the NHS newborn hearing screening programme standards
Let us know what you think of the proposed changes to the NHSP standards.
New animation helps parents understand their role in audiology assessment process
Check out our new animation that aims to support parents whose babies are referred from newborn hearing screening for audiological testing.
Newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening
NHS NIPE screening programme handbook updated and screen positive pathways published
Read about what has changed recently in the NHS NIPE programme handbook.
School entry screening
Recovery of vision screening services across England as schools return
In this guest blog, Karon McCarthy sets out the position of the British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) on the resumption of child vision screening services following the impact of COVID-19.
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