In March 2019, Public Health England launched the first ever national cervical screening campaign, Cervical Screening Saves Lives. With an evaluation under way, now is a good time to share some of the highlights from the campaign, along with some early signs of its impact.
I was appointed antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at King’s College Hospital, London, on 1 June 2014.
The role of the screening technician in measuring the diameter of the aorta is essential to the success of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme.
Nearly 300 staff from local screening services attended the recent half-day update sessions to support the implementation of the new Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners qualification.
Today (4 January) is World Braille Day, which is celebrated annually on the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.
2016 was a bumper year for the PHE Screening blog – which is now the 6th most subscribed blog across government.
In the short video below, Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Screening for Public Health England, reflects on screening's achievements during 2016.
It’s hard to believe it's a year since the first UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) conference, in December 2015.
I attended this year's screening module at Warwick University. I’m an ophthalmologist with a master’s degree in public health but that qualification had very little content in terms of screening.
The NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme uses a heel prick test to screen newborn babies for 9 rare but serious conditions. Babies who test positive can then be treated early, improving their health and, in some cases, preventing …
Newborn blood spot screening is a recommended routine part of the screening pathway for babies in England. The NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme (also known as the heel prick test) screens newborn babies for 9 rare but serious conditions. Babies …