Population screening programmes provide compelling evidence that early intervention reduces the burden of disease and improves health.
In our blog last week, we introduced the key performance indicators for screening and how they can help drive local improvements in screening services. In this follow-up blog, we’re going to look at the last KPI data we published.
The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) has helped to find thousands of babies with hearing loss since it started. We’ve just published a summary of the first 7 full years of data in the International Journal of Audiology so …
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are used by many organisations including Public Health England to see if they’re meeting their objectives. But what exactly are they, how do they work and what value do they add for people delivering screening services? …
The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) meets three times a year to consider the evidence on whether the UK countries should screen for more conditions. It makes recommendations to the governments of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We offer screening tests to millions of people every year, male and female, at every stage of life. But we only do so if the evidence proves that screening does more good than harm for the population as a whole. …
Sense About Science has released a new edition of the Making Sense of Screening guide which aims to inform the public about screening. Many people are tested in screening programmes but the tests – however good – are never perfect.
Learning by watching not reading Have you noticed people on the train increasingly aren’t reading, they’re watching? In the last few years, there’s been an unstoppable trend toward people not reading to learn but wanting to watch to learn.
Sharing public health expertise When we became part of PHE back in April 2013, it was the first time that the national cancer and non-cancer screening programmes had been part of the same organisation.
After lots of hard work, screening information for healthcare professionals has now moved to GOV.UK.