Dr Anne Mackie, Director of PHE Screening, explains how inequalities affect screening and what actions we are taking to understand and address these differences.
In this blog we recap the what blog articles we published during the summer month of August. The blogs were plentiful as we saw our subscription numbers pass the 4,000 mark.
The PHE inequalities strategy will aim to close the screening inequalities gap and ensure equitable access to screening to all eligible populations.
We expect local screening services to use our guidance on Managing Safety Incidents in the NHS Screening Programmes if they think they have a safety incident or serious incident. It’s relevant to all 11 national population screening programmes. This new version replaces the previous one from October 2015.
The UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) is consulting on its guidance covering the development, production and review of information to support all UK population screening programmes.
We’ve now published the screening key performance indicator (KPI) data for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q4, January to March 2017). The KPIs are used to measure how NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a high level overview of programme quality.
Screening folk can be a loyal bunch – either that or it’s a difficult discipline to escape from! A colleague of mine recently reached the amazing milestone of working 30 years in screening, making me reflect on my own career.
The next screening masterclasses will be in Skipton House, London on 11 September 2017 and 14 November 2017. Read this blog and book your place.
Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) templates for the first quarter of 2017 to 2018. This covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2017. Data collection is from maternity services and child health information systems (CHIS).
We always want to improve the blog and make it easier to find the news and articles that are most relevant and interesting to you. That’s why we’ve introduced tags. These are a new way to search the blog quickly and easily.