PHE Screening has published an updated information pack to help GPs and primary care professionals advise well men aged 50 and over about prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing for prostate cancer.
Mike is a publications and information manager and inequalities project manager for PHE. He has worked in roles supporting the national NHS screening programmes since 2010.
During March we are mailing out copies of the new print run of the 'Screening tests for you and your baby' booklet to every NHS trust in England that has a maternity unit.
25 February 2016: Please note that the new easy read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …
High quality IT support is essential for the provision and ongoing improvement of every national screening programme.
Diabetic eye screening professionals used the power of social media to raise awareness of the importance of retinal screening on World Sight Day earlier this month.
The UK’s processes and standards for reviewing screening policy and making screening recommendations are recognised and respected as world leading.
Population screening programmes provide compelling evidence that early intervention reduces the burden of disease and improves health.
We offer screening tests to millions of people every year, male and female, at every stage of life. But we only do so if the evidence proves that screening does more good than harm for the population as a whole. …
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