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 Wessex Screening and Immunisation team would like to hear from colleagues about effective initiatives to achieve earlier booking for sickle cell and thalassemia (SCT) screening.
Harlow Printing Ltd has printed, stored and distributed the antenatal and newborn (ANNB) and young person and adult (YPA) screening publications for a number of years already. Now it's providing the same service for the breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening programmes.
From September 2016, London Metropolitan University will deliver a module in haemoglobinopathies, which counts towards a master’s degree in blood science.
Developing easy read information isn’t easy. That’s why we’ve set up a new group to look at how to develop high quality national easy read information about screening.
As we launch the 2016 to 2017 NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) standards I am reminded of this quote by George Bernard Shaw:
The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme has published 3 new leaflets on HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis.
Following a review of results from the English HPV primary screening pilot sites and international evidence, the UK National Screening Committee recommended at its January meeting that HPV primary screening should be adopted by the screening programme. We are now …
There are systems in the NHS newborn screening programmes that help to identify babies who have missed screening so that prompt action can be taken.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) produce annual reports of breast cancer screening performance in England.
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing. We have previously blogged about what the KPIs are and how important it is to get good quality data. In these reports we currently publish …