Watch Dr Anne Mackie, director of screening in Public Health England, reflecting on 2015, calling it "a particularly exciting year for screening". Please note that you can turn on subtitles for this video.
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.
I must admit that I didn’t sleep very well last Tuesday. I was a little worried about the first UK National Screening Committee stakeholder conference (which I've been helping to organise) at the Oval conference centre the day after. Would …
The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) has helped to find thousands of babies with hearing loss since it started. We’ve just published a summary of the first 7 full years of data in the International Journal of Audiology so …
Sense About Science has released a new edition of the Making Sense of Screening guide which aims to inform the public about screening. Many people are tested in screening programmes but the tests – however good – are never perfect.
After lots of hard work, screening information for healthcare professionals has now moved to GOV.UK.
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