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.
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.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme has produced new guidance on the reporting, classification and monitoring of interval cancers. These are cancers diagnosed after a screening appointment at which a woman received a normal result and before her next scheduled screening appointment.
More than 40 people attended a regional diabetic eye screening (DES) networking day organised by the Midlands and East Screening QA Service (SQAS) team. Delegates included programme managers, clinicians, senior screeners, senior graders and public health commissioners.
The programme will introduce a new improved home test kit for screening from April 2018. It is call a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and it will replace the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBt). It’s important that GPs and others working in primary care understand this change to the screening programme and its implications for their patients, so here is a brief summary.
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).
For the first time ever, we’re publishing detailed cervical screening coverage data by GP practice. Coverage is the proportion of women eligible for screening who have a test result recorded in the last 3 or 5 years, depending on their age.
Today is World Hepatitis Day, which makes it the right time to highlight the work of the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme on hepatitis B.
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.
Today we’ve published our latest easy read information leaflet to help ensure screening is accessible to individuals with learning disabilities and low literacy levels.
We’ve updated our antenatal and newborn screening information for public and professionals following a change to the vaccination schedule for babies.