We’ve often discussed on this blog why screening is always a choice. This means that while many people will want to be screened, some won’t. It is our job to make sure the choice someone makes is the right one for them and acted on appropriately.
My days are very varied working for the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) team across the North of England, with lots of travelling involved.
We asked you recently to put 14 December 2016 in your diaries as that’s the date of the next annual UK National Screening Committee conference.
Kirsty Jones, the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator for Mid Cheshire Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust , talks about her experience of her first quality assurance visit and explains how she was pleasantly surprised.
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has more than 400 registered stakeholders and many other groups interested in its work. A number of these will be keen to see population screening introduced in the UK for a condition that …
We have published the key performance indicator (KPI) non-cancer screening data for the fourth quarter of 2015 to 2016 (1 January to 30 March 2016). The KPIs are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing and aim …
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) makes recommendations on all aspects of population screening. We make recommendations on more than 100 conditions, including recommendations to screen for more than 30.
All organisations providing NHS care and / or adult social care must now follow the Accessible Information Standard in full.
Here at the PHE Screening helpdesk we aim to provide information and support to stakeholders and users of all our screening services.
On 1 April 2016 we launched the Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners.