Last August we wrote about the new UK-wide public information group. It was formed on the recommendation of the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee to join up the great work on public screening information happening in each of the 4 …
UK National Screening Committee
The quick and painless pulse oximetry screening test can help detect whether there is enough oxygen in a newborn baby’s blood.
2016 was a bumper year for the PHE Screening blog – which is now the 6th most subscribed blog across government.
In the short video below, Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Screening for Public Health England, reflects on screening's achievements during 2016.
It’s hard to believe it's a year since the first UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) conference, in December 2015.
I attended this year's screening module at Warwick University. I’m an ophthalmologist with a master’s degree in public health but that qualification had very little content in terms of screening.
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is an important cause of illness in babies, children and elderly adults. It remains the commonest infection that causes serious illness in newborn babies.
A new test will be added to the fetal anomaly screening pathway following an announcement by the Department of Health.
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 …
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.