Nearly 300 staff from local screening services attended the recent half-day update sessions to support the implementation of the new Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners qualification.
Patrick has been working in screening since 2011, as a screening co-ordinator of a local AAA screening programme. He then became a regional quality assurance manager for the North region and subsequently national education and training manager for the young person and adult screening programmes. In 2017 he was appointed national programme manager of the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme. His background was as a principal clinical vascular scientist and he worked across an number of hospitals in the Greater Manchester area. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his extended family, socialising with friends, going to the gym and walking in the Peak District.
We’re offering a limited number of funded training places to help people working in screening to develop their career.
Due to high demand we're offering local diabetic eye screening providers additional places on our next essential training course for clinical leads and medical retina specialists in December.
To support the implementation of the Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners, we can now offer more than 1 place on our forthcoming half-day update sessions for each local abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), diabetic eye (DES) and newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP).
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme aims to reduce AAA-related mortality among men aged 65 and over by detecting AAAs early with an ultrasound test. The scan itself is quick, painless and non-invasive and the results are provided …
We have been doing a lot of work to improve the quality and consistency of grading in the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.
On 1 April 2016 we launched the Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners.
The nurse specialist is an important role in the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme.
Graders are essential to the success of diabetic eye screening (DES). We rely on their expertise to detect sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy early in order to prevent sight loss.
Up to 80% of cases of blindness around the world are avoidable. Each year World Sight Day helps focus our attention on the issues of blindness and visual impairment.
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