It’s hard to believe it's a year since the first UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) conference, in December 2015.
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 dogs.
PHE Screening had a stand at the Royal College of Midwives' annual conference. It was great to meet loads of people and talk about the work of the antenatal and newborn screening programmes. We even managed to sign up lots …
What do you like reading? When you're not at work, it could be all sorts of things. My 9-year-old son has discovered the joy of a good novel. He's just finished all the Harry Potter books and has started on …
Video and music tapes, analogue cameras, minidiscs, dial-up internet access, the ZX Spectrum, mobile phones the size of a small dog... You can really start to feel your age when you think to all the technology that used to be …
We’ve often discussed on this blog why screening is always a choice. This means that while many people will want to be screened, some won’t. It is our job to make sure the choice someone makes is the right one for them and acted on appropriately.
We asked you recently to put 14 December 2016 in your diaries as that’s the date of the next annual UK National Screening Committee conference.
I read an interesting article recently. In it, Dr Steven Hatch, a specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, writes about uncertainty in medicine and why patients – and doctors – need to get better at …
Some of you will have come to the UK National Screening Committee’s first stakeholder conference last December. As we blogged at the time, the event was a great success at enabling committee members and stakeholders to get togetherhttps://www.gov.uk/government/groups/uk-national-screening-committee-uk-nsc and consider …
When we transitioned our old websites to GOV.UK last year, there was some content left over for the next phase of work. This was because it required a bit more thought in terms of how to best make it available. …
Firstly, a very happy new year to all readers of the PHE Screening blog! The end of December is traditionally a time to reflect on the previous year and I'm sure many of you will have read many such articles …
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