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.
screening benefits and risks
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.
Early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening and the early offer of prenatal diagnosis (PND) is important in giving women and couples time to consider their options.
As part of a wider investigation into why women are tested late, we commissioned the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) and Sickle Cell Society (SCS) to carry out face to face interviews with women and couples who had recent experience of the SCT programme.