Today, in association with our colleagues in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, we have launched guidance for AAA screening providers, commissioners and other stakeholders on sharing learning and good practice in reducing barriers to attendance.
Reducing inequalities is one of the main aims of Public Health England. So I'm really pleased to launch the PHE Screening inequalities strategy.
It’s important GPs help ensure everyone gets the information they need in order to decide if screening is the right thing for them depending on their circumstances.
Today we’ve published an updated version of our easy guide to breast screening. This leaflet aims to ensure that our information about breast screening is equally accessible to women who have a learning disability or struggle with written English.
An evaluation of our Screening tests for you and your baby easy guides will help us to share good practice that will benefit pregnant women with learning disabilities across the country.
PHE Screening's leaflet for people who are trans or non-binary has been very well received by trans communities and healthcare professionals alike.
Women with a learning disability who are eligible for breast screening are the least likely to attend, even though it can save their life.
The 6 Cumbria and North East (CANE) diabetic eye screening services work together to improve services for patients through shared learning, quarterly programme manager networking meetings and a local failsafe officer forum.
Providers, commissioners and PHE screening quality assurance teams should work together to develop focused interventions to increase the uptake of screening. To help with this, we’ve produced some video guides.
Dr Anne Mackie, Director of PHE Screening, explains how inequalities affect screening and what actions we are taking to understand and address these differences.