Cervical screening saves an estimated 5,000 lives a year by detecting abnormalities of the cervix early and referring women for effective treatment.
Dr Jim McMorran
Jim is a GP in a busy urban practice in Coventry and editor for GPnotebook. He is also community clinical lead for his clinical commissioning group (CCG). He has been working with the NHS screening programmes to help to bring a primary care perspective to developments in screening.
Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer deaths.
Diabetic eye screening is an integral component of diabetes care, which helps prevent or reduce sight loss among people with diabetes. But diabetic eye screening services rely on GPs to identify people with diabetes over 12, the age at which …
In his latest PHE Screening blog post written for his fellow GPs, Dr Jim McMorran looks at primary care issues relating to sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening.
In his second blog post written for his fellow GPs, Dr Jim McMorran looks at newborn blood spot screening – more commonly known as the heel prick test.
The 11 national screening programmes cover a wide variety of conditions, age ranges and screening tests.