As many readers of this blog will know, the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) advises ministers and the NHS about population screening. It is currently chaired by Professor Bob Steele, Director of Centre for Research into Cancer Prevention and Screening, …
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.
We have published the latest annual report of the UK National Screening Committee’s recommendations on whether to screen for conditions based on reviews of the best quality evidence.
Reducing inequalities is one of the main aims of Public Health England. So I'm really pleased to launch the PHE Screening inequalities strategy.
Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.
Today we’ve published our report that celebrates the influence and achievements of the world-leading NHS screening programmes during 2016 to 2017 (1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017).
Today we’ve published – after several years of hard work by many talented people – a large set of resources that can help providers ensure high quality local screening services.
Screening in the UK: making effective recommendations 2016 to 2017 summarises all the screening recommendations made between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 and the evidence behind those recommendations.
Dr Anne Mackie, Director of PHE Screening, explains how inequalities affect screening and what actions we are taking to understand and address these differences.
The annual call is your opportunity to make a proposal for a new topic to be considered by the UK NSC as part of its regular review process.
I’m delighted to report that following the sterling work of our child vision group, we are now consulting on all the draft resources they have produced.
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The PHE Screening team
Public Health England (PHE) is the expert voice on screening, providing advice and guidance to the NHS. The national population screening programmes identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment and informed decisions.
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