My name is Belinda Johnston and I had the privilege and honour of attending a service to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the NHS at Westminster Abbey. This had a special resonance for me as my grandfather, Clement Attlee, was instrumental as prime minister in getting the health service set up.
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 …
In his second blog post written for his fellow GPs, Dr Jim McMorran looks at newborn blood spot screening – more commonly known as the heel prick test.
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme in England relies on laboratories to screen and report on cervical cytology samples (3.2 million were examined in 2014-15).
The London Screening Quality Assurance Services (SQAS) team held a meeting for London QA cytology, colposcopy and hospital-based programme coordinators.
The NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme aims to reduce AAA-related mortality among men aged 65 and over by detecting AAAs early with an ultrasound test. The scan itself is quick, painless and non-invasive and the results are provided …
We launched the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) e-learning module in November 2013 to: support clinical practice help address inconsistencies in the delivery and quality of the newborn and infant physical examination
The NHS Breast Screening Programme has a history of helping skilful and ambitious radiographers progress in their careers.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the full roll-out of newborn screening for sickle cell disease (SCD) in England.
Screening to reduce or prevent bowel cancer requires expert endoscopists who look into the bowel and find cancers or signs that a patch of bowel (a polyp or adenoma) might develop into cancer.
We’ve spent the last couple of months reviewing the standards for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening and would like to invite feedback from all our stakeholders.