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Patrick Rankin

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.

Excellent insights into new national screening qualification

A long shot view of the educators day.

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.

More funded training available to support new health screener qualification

We’re offering a limited number of funded training places to help people working in screening to develop their career.

New screening diploma: we're opening up places on our half-day update sessions

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).

Updated framework will help ensure quality of ultrasound scans in AAA screening

Posted by: , Posted on: - Categories: NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme

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 …