The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) Programme helps prevent sight loss in people with diabetes. Screening can detect diabetic retinopathy early, when treatment is effective at reducing or preventing damage from the condition.
NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes. The specifications accompany the 2017-18 agreement that outlines how NHS England commissions certain public health services under section 7A of the National Health Service Act 2006.
It's really important that NHS services listen to the people who actually use them - patients and members of the public. Otherwise we could end up with services that look great on paper but...
The breast, bowel and cervical screening programmes require consultant pathologists and other specialist laboratory staff to take part in ‘external quality assessment’ or EQA. But what is EQA exactly?
We have published the new consolidated standards for the NHS Breast Screening Programme.
We have updated the national diabetic eye screening (DES) pathway standards.
Over the past few months, the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme has consulted widely with colleagues from a range of services, including midwifery, specialist nurses and clinicians, screening laboratories, and patient organisations to help us revise and …
In 1988, the UK implemented the first national breast screening programme following evidence published in the Forrest Report.
Over the past few months, we’ve consulted widely with clinical, laboratory and quality assurance colleagues to help revise the newborn blood spot screening standards.
Some of us in Public Health England (PHE), myself included, have worked in screening a long time.