Nationally and locally we aim to make sure screening is equitable and accessible to all eligible populations, which is why we’ve published 7 new audio versions of national patient information screening leaflets.
One of the values we hold dear in PHE Screening is supporting individuals to make an informed choice about screening.
Since August 2016, all providers of NHS care and/or publicly-funded adult social care have been legally obliged to follow the Accessible Information Standard.
Today (4 January) is World Braille Day, which is celebrated annually on the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.
We aim to ensure NHS screening programmes are equally accessible to everyone who is eligible for testing.
Back in September I wrote a blog post explaining how local abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (AAA) programmes can obtain NHS numbers when screening men in prisons.
The national screening programmes are fundamentally equitable, offering a test to everyone in a given population – whether that is pregnant women (antenatal programmes), all people with diabetes aged 12 and over (diabetic eye) or all 65-year-old men (abdominal aortic …