Details of changes to the national screening system from 1 October, due to the closure of Public Health England.
Professor Anne Mackie
Professor Anne Mackie is the Director of Screening for Public Health England.
Anne has worked in Public Health for nearly 20 years across London and the South East. Previous roles have included medical director of the National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group, Director of Public Health in Kent and Director of Public Health in South West London. Latterly Anne was Director of Public Health for London SHA before taking on her current post in August 2007. She lives in London with her partner and their daughter.
The 6th annual UK National Screening Committee call for new screening ‘topics’ (conditions) is now open.
An evaluation of newborn blood spot screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) launches today in some parts of England.
Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) was today added to the existing NHS screening pathway for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.
Professor Anne Mackie thanks everyone involved in delivering the NHS screening programmes during an exceptionally challenging year.
Register now for the free national PHE Screening Inequalities Conference on Friday 5 February 2021
A small, dedicated team in the PHE Screening division is coordinating and leading on work to address inequalities in screening access and uptake.
It's hard to believe it's been a year since the last annual call, but the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) is once again open to ideas for new population screening programmes.
For the time being this blog will focus on essential information to help support screening services.
We are pleased to announce the publication of new guidance for pathologists who report cervical biopsy samples for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
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The PHE Screening team
Public Health England (PHE) existed to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. It closed on 30 September 2021 and this blog is no longer updated.
Find out more about the implications for health screening in our Changes ahead for the national screening system blog article.
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