The way screening technicians' scanning competence is tested is changing.
Tsitsi is a national education manager for the young person and adult screening programmes. She worked as a high school teacher before joining the NHS and has worked in nursing, midwifery, education and patient safety. She finds her current role challenging and exciting.
PHE Screening recently held training and development events for AAA screening technicians and nurse specialists from nearly 40 local screening providers.
PHE Screening is hosting 4 focus group meetings in July and August 2019 to hear the views of clinical skills trainers working in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening.
We have refreshed and updated the 2 national e-learning units for screeners in the NHS AAA Screening Programme.
Local newborn hearing, diabetic eye and abdominal aortic aneurysm screening providers gave a big thumbs-up to recent updates provided by the national team on the Level 3 Health Screener Diploma process.
The University of Salford has published 16 dates for reaccreditation sessions for AAA screening technicians from October 2018 to February 2020.
Completion of the level 3 diploma is required for screeners who are not qualified healthcare professionals currently on a professional register. Qualified professionals working in the AAA or DES programmes only need to complete the units of the diploma that are relevant to their role.
The 2018 AAA screening national networking and information sharing day brought together more than 100 delegates from local providers, commissioners and the screening quality assurance service.
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme held an extremely successful networking day for clinical skills trainers from all over England and Wales.