I was talking to a colleague the other day and he told me how his 4 year old son was diagnosed with a severe visual impairment in both eyes as a result of the child vision screen during his reception …
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.
Back in July I wrote about the recommendations made by the UK NSC in March 2015 and why saying no to screening can be a good thing as it means we can avoid harm to people and ensure that money …
Today we have published two reports that summarise a memorable year for screening in England and the UK.
Download the primary care screening letter. I'm Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Screening at PHE. This is our first letter to GPs in England. We know you're busy – we plan to send just 2 of these a year. They contain …
At the start of the year we made a commitment to the parliamentary Science and Technology Committee to produce a document explaining how the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) goes about collecting and analysing evidence, consulting and making recommendations …
We often talk in this blog about how vital it is that great care is taken when considering screening programmes in the NHS. This is where the UK National Screening Committee comes in – the committee is a group of …
I'm sure we'd all say that it's important to listen but sometimes we only do it with half an ear – or perhaps not at all.
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) meets three times a year to consider the evidence on whether the UK countries should screen for more conditions. It makes recommendations to the governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Sharing public health expertise When we became part of PHE back in April 2013, it was the first time that the national cancer and non-cancer screening programmes had been part of the same organisation.
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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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