It’s nearly Christmas and as we get ready for fun and the festive onslaught we thought we’d take a quick look back over the year’s most memorable news and achievements brought to you by the one and only PHE Screening blog…
Information about education and training for the NHS Screening Programmes is now on GOV.UK. This includes guidance and resources previously found on the CPD Screening website.
PHE Screening has published guidance for laboratories and local cervical screening providers to support the option of mitigating against the risk of longer cytology backlogs by using primary HPV screening pilot sites.
We have published 2 new guidance documents to support mammographers who work in the breast screening programme.
If your screening service needs to put in any last-minute pre-Christmas leaflet orders, the message is: make sure you get them to national print supplier Harlow Printing Ltd before 20 December.
The newly published ‘Breast screening: interval cancers and duty of candour toolkit’ advises health professionals on how to communicate information on interval cancers to women who were previously screened in the programme.
It never ceases to amaze me what we can accomplish when we get the right people in the room. Around 50 delegates from the Screening quality Assurance Service (SQAS) North and Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) in the region along with Jane Woodland, Regional Head of QA Midlands and East, and newborn blood spot (NBS) laboratory directors attended a recent away day event.
NHS England has published a statement regarding commissioning decisions for HPV primary screening in the cervical screening programme.
We will be holding our next annual national AAA screening networking day on 27 June 2018.
In case you missed any of them, these are the blog articles we published during the month of November 2017.