The 'Healthy child programme 0 to 19: health visitor and school nurse commissioning service specifications and guidance' are now available This suite of 4 documents contains the following commissioning guides:
National Operations Lead
Robert Sherriff started working with the UK National Screening Committee in 1996. He led on developing the first set of criteria for appraising the viability of population screening programmes. Following time as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine, he became Director of Public Health (DPH) in Buckinghamshire and then Medical Director / DPH for the Thames Valley Strategic Health Authority based in Oxford. Robert returned to screening in 2006 to work on the implementation of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening in England.
Robert is now responsible for the operations and developments of all the eleven NHS Screening Programmes in England and in particular focuses on how best to take forward the implementation of new technologies which have been approved by the UK NSC.
NHS England has now published the 2016-17 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes.
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The PHE Screening team
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