Between 2014 and 2017 Marie Coughlin was the lead officer for the Merseyside Cancer Screening Plan. She shares how she helped raise awareness of screening, particularly within vulnerable and hard to reach groups.
screening benefits and risks
We still have 1,500 copies left of our leaflet about private screening for the public. We won’t be transferring them to our new print provider so if you’d like some leaflets please order them by 16 March.
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.
Cervical cancer is preventable and the impact of a diagnosis is far reaching both emotionally and physically. Screening is a choice that is available to all women, and by raising awareness we are ensuring women receive the information to help them make an informed choice.
Last month we held the third annual UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) stakeholder event.
The newly published ‘Breast screening: interval cancers and duty of candour toolkit’ advises health professionals on how to communicate information on interval cancers to women who were previously screened in the programme.
Watch the second part of Sir Muir Gray’s keynote speech from last year’s stakeholder conference.
This year, on 17 July, I went to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) for a colonoscopy. For the uninitiated it’s where a highly trained individual sticks a camera up your bottom. Take it from me, it’s really quite painless, …
Screening in the UK: making effective recommendations 2016 to 2017 summarises all the screening recommendations made between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017 and the evidence behind those recommendations.
Little is known about the effects on a man's quality of life of knowing he has an aneurysm that might eventually grow to a dangerous size that requires treatment.