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.
Another year has rolled by and it’s time for the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) team to get on the road and engage with you all again.
The 2015 to 2016 screening year – 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 – was particularly exciting and productive for the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).
The NHS Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) is perhaps a victim of its own success.
The East of England regional AAA screening group held a successful networking and CPD event at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy (IDPS) programme recently published revised standards for 2016 to 2017. These standards include metrics to evaluate the programme and allow providers and commissioners to identify where improvements are needed.
It’s been over a year since blood spot screening labs in England began using the same new guidelines for assessing sample quality and we’d like to update everyone on progress.
I lead on learning disabilities for the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi). It's important to note that all organisations providing NHS or public funded adult social care must have fully implemented the Accessible information Standard by the end of July.
It takes a large army of staff to make screening programmes work well. Today, we start a series of blog articles highlighting some of their roles. Pat Schan talks about her job as antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Western …
I work as a QA advisor in the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) in the north of England. I thought it would be worth reminding all those commissioning or working in diabetic eye screening programmes of the current situation around training …
June 2016 heralded the first birthday of the PHE Screening blog and what a fruitful year of blogging it has been.