Most parents don't realise if their child has a vision problem when they start school. In this blog article, Beverley Robertson explains how pleased she is that her daughter, Elsie, had screening.
Delegates from universities across the country attended the first educators day held by the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE).
A total of 111 out of 139 maternity trusts are now using the NIPE SMART IT system.
I attended an excellent workshop held by the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) to inform new laboratory and screening division staff about the Down’s syndrome Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS). The presentations from the workshop are included below.
PHE screening team members and clinicians attended the 40th European Congress of Cytology in Liverpool.
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.