We get lots of questions about how to apply duty of candour regulations in screening programmes.
To support the implementation of the Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners, we can now offer more than 1 place on our forthcoming half-day update sessions for each local abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), diabetic eye (DES) and newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP).
A new national IT system to support the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) will go live on 1 December 2016.
We’ve often discussed on this blog why screening is always a choice. This means that while many people will want to be screened, some won’t. It is our job to make sure the choice someone makes is the right one for them and acted on appropriately.
My days are very varied working for the Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) team across the North of England, with lots of travelling involved.
We asked you recently to put 14 December 2016 in your diaries as that’s the date of the next annual UK National Screening Committee conference.
A total of 110 out of 139 NHS trusts in England are now using the NIPE SMART (Screening Management and Reporting Tool) IT solution.
Kirsty Jones, the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator for Mid Cheshire Hosptials NHS Foundation Trust , talks about her experience of her first quality assurance visit and explains how she was pleasantly surprised.
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.