News archive - June 2012
27 June 2012
Update on Warwick module
Following the competitive application process the UK NSC is delighted to award funding to support 3 places on the module this December. There was a significant rise in the number of applications this year, which demonstrates a growing interest and commitment to quality screening in the NHS.
» Find out more about the module
18 June 2012
Serious Incident Toolkit consultation
We have started a consultation on the Serious Incident Toolkit to understand what people think of it and how it could be improved. The consultation runs from 18 June to 3 August and anyone who has used the toolkit is encouraged to respond.
8 June 2012
Antenatal Screening Working Standards for Down’s Syndrome Screening
The NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme has begun a second consultation on its "Antenatal Screening Working Standards for Down’s Syndrome Screening". It runs from 6 June to 13 July and more details can be found on the programme website.
7 June 2012
Questions and Answers on the cervical screening consultation
The current consultation (which runs until 9 August) on cervical screening recommends standardising the starting age of screening across the UK at 25 years old.
In order to more clearly explain the rationale for starting screening at 25 (rather than 20, as currently happens in Scotland and Wales), a number of Questions and Answers have been developed.
We hope these are helpful. As ever, if we have overlooked evidence that would change our recommendation then please let us know as part of the consultation.
6 June 2012
Primary Care 2012
The UK NSC and NHS Screening Programmes stand at the Primary Care 2012 conference on 23 and 24 May proved as popular as ever this year and it was great to talk to so many people who are interested in, and involved with, screening.
For those of you who tried our quiz, the answers are now available so you can check how you did!