Local providers face an ongoing challenge to make sure they have enough clinical skills trainer capacity to support AAA screening technicians.
CPD and qualifications
Did you know that if you are a senior registered nurse or midwife, you may be able to transition to a career as a genetic counsellor? You can do this by completing a short course or by completing a master’s degree.
From 31 March 2018, Health Education England funding will no longer be available to support screening staff to complete or start the certificate of assessing vocational achievement qualification.
"I do feel that I have learnt a lot through working within a clinical environment - much more than I would have done without doing the diploma - so this has definitely developed my role as Newborn Hearing Screener. It has given me confidence and broadened my knowledge."
The level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners launched on 1 April 2016. This national qualification is now a requirement for non-professionally regulated staff working in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, diabetic eye screening and newborn hearing screening.
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 is involved in an initiative to develop an apprenticeship for the new role of ‘associate mammographer’, which we hope will encourage many to enter the profession and address the national shortage of mammographers.
In the 3 years I’ve been working on digital projects for PHE Screening we have seen a huge amount of change to our online presence. Over the last few years, we’ve: changed where to find programme guidance introduced the blog for …
Local screening coordinator praises sickle cell and thalassaemia genetic risk and counselling course. Bursaries are available for the next course in 2018.
Every time we work on an e-learning project we try to think about who works in screening and what they need to help provide safe and efficient services. Last week, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (CSP) launched a new e-learning …
The East Lancashire NHS Trust recognised the importance of developing its staff and provided the funding for existing qualified screeners to complete the level 3 diploma for health screeners to further their personal professional development.