Today we’ve published – after several years of hard work by many talented people – a large set of resources that can help providers ensure high quality local screening services.
Blogging is such a good way to open up what different parts of Government are doing and, importantly, to show that Government isn’t a faceless bureaucracy but is made up of people with passion and dedication for what they do.
The latest data shows that diabetic eye screening graders are very good at correctly identifying cases with referable disease, and classifying those cases with no referable disease as not requiring referral.
Providers, commissioners and PHE screening quality assurance teams should work together to develop focused interventions to increase the uptake of screening. To help with this, we’ve produced some video guides.
We have launched a period of consultation on the draft NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme handbook.
We have updated our national guidance on counselling and referral for prenatal diagnosis for women and couples at risk of having a baby with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia major.
Next year, a new company will take over the printing, storage and distribution of all the public information leaflets and other national printed resources for the NHS Screening Programmes.
In case you missed any of them, these are the blog articles we published during the month of September 2017.
The London screening quality assurance services (SQAS) team held a forum for screening support sonographers (SSS) and screening co-ordinators on Friday 9 June 2017.
The newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS) is a quick and easy way of identifying babies who may have missed newborn blood spot (NBS) screening. All NBS laboratories and maternity units in England use it and we are introducing some changes to make it even more user friendly.
Registration has opened for this year's UK NSC stakeholder event on 24 November.