As part of our preparations for moving towards providing information in a digital format, we have been running focus groups. This article fills you in about what people have been telling us so far.
10 years on from the launch of the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP) we're gearing up to change the primary screening test we use to detect and prevent cancers.
Harlow Printing Ltd has printed, stored and distributed the antenatal and newborn (ANNB) and young person and adult (YPA) screening publications for a number of years already. Now it's providing the same service for the breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening programmes.
We are changing the way we store and distribute leaflets and other printed materials for our cancer screening programmes. This will affect all our clients who order our breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening resources.
Online information about cancer screening for health professionals has been transitioned to the GOV.UK website. All aboard for a whistle-stop tour! The NHS Cancer Screening Programmes website has now been taken out of service.
Website content for health professionals about cancer screening in England is to get a new home. We are moving to the GOV.UK website in the next few weeks.
Every woman looks forward to her cervical screening (‘smear’) test right? OK, so maybe not! Some of you at least will be relieved to know that cervical screening stops at 64. But why is this?
Getting older shouldn’t be a barrier to people keeping an eye on their health. In England there are four screening programmes available to people over the age of 65. For some, we automatically send invitations. For others, people can contact …
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