Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Digital have begun an ongoing collaboration to move from printed invitation leaflets to online information, starting with antenatal and newborn screening.
Nick Johnstone-Waddell has worked in screening since 2001. He started with the newborn hearing screening programme back when it was still a pilot project and helped to develop the first national screening IT system.
He is now responsible for public and professional information for all the national population screening programmes, including leaflets and online content. He strongly believes in the need for simple, clear information to support informed choice and is always looking for new ways to get our messages across.
Nick’s background is in psychology and mental health research. He lives in Manchester and enjoys long walks with his family and dog.
This article explains the benefits of local screening services using the national screening leaflets rather than producing their own information. It also describes the remit of Public Health England in terms of screening information produced by third parties outside of the NHS and government.
We've created a one-side A4 poster you can print out and stick above your computer or on the office notice board to remind you where to go for information related to population screening in England.
To mark our 500th PHE Screening blog post, we’re launching a survey so you can let us know how to make our next 500 posts even better than the last.
This year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) conference starts today in Manchester with more than 3,500 delegates attending. PHE Screening has a stand where we will be updating delegates on all the antenatal and newborn national screening programmes and answering any questions they may have.
Information about our updated guidance on patient confidentiality in NHS population screening programmes.
About how we need to save money on our printed screening leaflets.
If you’re not yet used to HTML don’t panic. Hopefully this blog will answer most of your questions.
Please help us to keep our print spend down by only ordering the leaflets you really need and not wasting them, or using them for non-core purposes.
We still have 1,500 copies left of our leaflet about private screening for the public. We won’t be transferring them to our new print provider so if you’d like some leaflets please order them by 16 March.