Local providers face an ongoing challenge to make sure they have enough clinical skills trainer capacity to support AAA screening technicians.
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The inaugural NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme networking day enabled people from across the world of diabetic eye screening to network with colleagues and get operational updates from the national programme team.
It never ceases to amaze me what we can accomplish when we get the right people in the room. Around 50 delegates from the Screening quality Assurance Service (SQAS) North and Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) in the region along with Jane Woodland, Regional Head of QA Midlands and East, and newborn blood spot (NBS) laboratory directors attended a recent away day event.
The PHE Screening easy read information expert group met again to look at updating our easy read breast screening information and developing new easy read screening invitation letters.
Women with a learning disability who are eligible for breast screening are the least likely to attend, even though it can save their life.
Local screening coordinator praises sickle cell and thalassaemia genetic risk and counselling course. Bursaries are available for the next course in 2018.
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.
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE) held 5 regional events across the country to update health professionals involved in the the national programme.
Personal informed choice is one of the most important principles in screening. People can decide whether or not to have screening based on the information we provide and their own attitudes and values.
The Level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners is now a requirement for all non-clinical screening staff in the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), diabetic eye (DES) and newborn hearing (NHSP) programmes.