Standards are one of the ways we can see how well national screening programmes are performing. Find out how the data team at PHE will be working to publish high-quality information on screening in 2019/20.
Rad has worked in public health since 1997, and in screening since 2005. He started with the sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme back when the programme wasn’t yet fully implemented in England. He was responsible for data, information, information technology, reporting, and information governance relevant to the programme.
Now he is data and information lead for all adult, antenatal and newborn national population screening programmes in England. He works with a great team of people across screening PHE and their external partners. Together they are all constantly looking to improve how screening information is collected, interpreted and published. Rad believes that information is an essential piece of a jigsaw but it only really becomes powerful if appropriately and timely provided to those that can influence and make changes. He believes in the importance of regular and standardised reporting but very much find ad hoc ‘deep dives’ and research projects exciting and fun to do.
Rad’s background is in mathematics, computing and public health. He lives in London and enjoys spending time outdoors, cycling, tennis, photography, the sea, scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, and very much fishing.
Screening data is available to the public on a number of websites.
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing. We have previously blogged about what the KPIs are and how important it is to get good quality data. In these reports we currently publish …
Good quality data is really important for us to monitor and improve screening programmes.
In our blog last week, we introduced the key performance indicators for screening and how they can help drive local improvements in screening services. In this follow-up blog, we’re going to look at the last KPI data we published.
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are used by many organisations including Public Health England to see if they’re meeting their objectives. But what exactly are they, how do they work and what value do they add for people delivering screening services? …
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