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Poo sticks saved my life, says bowel cancer screening fan Shane

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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, …

Parents’ stories: personal experiences of sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

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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.

Can you tell the difference between the UK NSC and PHE? And does it matter?

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Image of Nick Johnstone-Waddell in front of the PHE logo.

Screening folk can be a loyal bunch – either that or it’s a difficult discipline to escape from! A colleague of mine recently reached the amazing milestone of working 30 years in screening, making me reflect on my own career.

New home test kit for bowel cancer screening: what GPs need to know

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Infograhic showing the words information for GPs.

The programme will introduce a new improved home test kit for screening from April 2018. It is call a faecal immunochemical test (FIT) and it will replace the guaiac faecal occult blood test (gFOBt). It’s important that GPs and others working in primary care understand this change to the screening programme and its implications for their patients, so here is a brief summary.

Addition of Eklund technique improves screening for women with breast implants

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The Eklund technique is an internationally recognised method to improve the detection of breast cancer in women with breast implants. It is already used in services in Australia, the USA and some other countries to promote high quality breast screening and …