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Guidance: Cervical screening: cytology samples external quality assessment

External quality assessment scheme for the preparation and staining of cervical liquid based cytology samples.

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Guidance: Urinary tract infection: diagnostic tools for primary care

Quick reference materials for primary care on diagnosing and understanding culture results for urinary tract infections (UTI).

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Guidance: Cervical screening: support for people who find it hard to attend

Guidance to support people who find it hard to attend cervical screening due to a mental health condition, previous traumatic experience or sexual and/or domestic abuse.

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Guidance: Cervical screening: pathway for acceptance of new HPV tests

This guidance outlines the process for accepting new human papillomavirus (HPV) tests for use in UK cervical screening programmes.

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Guidance: NHS population screening: reporting data definitions

An explanation of the key performance indicators (KPIs) for NHS population screening in England.

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Independent report: SACN vitamin D and health report

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recommendations on vitamin D.

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Guidance: Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme handbook

Guidance for local providers of infectious diseases in pregnancy screening.

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Research: Opiate and crack cocaine use: prevalence estimates by local area

Estimates of the number of opiate and crack cocaine users in local areas.

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Guidance: Diabetic eye screening: programme overview

An overview of the NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) programme, its services and contact information.

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Guidance: Cervical screening: gynaecological cytopathology EQA scheme

The external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for gynaecological cytopathology in the NHS cervical screening programme.

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Guidance: Diabetic eye screening

Longer intervals for people at lowest risk

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Promotional material: Diabetic eye screening: easy read guide

An easy to read leaflet explaining diabetic eye screening (DES).

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Correspondence: Diabetic eye screening: invitation and result letter templates

Local NHS diabetic eye screening (DES) providers must use these letters to invite people for screening and inform them of their results.

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Guidance: Diabetic eye screening: care pathway

This document describes the diabetic eye screening (DES) pathway.

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Guidance: Diabetic eye screening pathways: patient, grading, referral, surveillance

This document sets out an overview of the operational pathways in the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening (DES) programme.

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Guidance: Diabetic eye screening: identifying differences in grading outcomes

Quality assurance method used to compare grading outcomes between local diabetic eye screening providers.

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Guidance: Newborn blood spot screening: data collection and performance analysis reports

Annual reports on data collected by the NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme.

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Guidance: Newborn blood spot screening: data collection and performance analysis reports

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Annual reports on data collected by the NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme.

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Guidance: Newborn and infant physical examination screening: education and training

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Training and continuing professional development (CPD) for people working in the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) programme in England.

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Guidance: Sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening: programme overview

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Information on the programme, including the screening tests, commissioning, quality assurance, education and training.

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Guidance: Opting out of breast screening

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Information for health professionals about how, and in what circumstances, women can opt out temporarily or permanently from breast screening.

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Guidance: Breast screening: programme overview

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Read an overview of the NHS breast screening programme (BSP), and learn how to contact the programme.

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Guidance: Breast screening: digital breast tomosynthesis

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Information on the use of digital breast tomosynthesis in the NHS breast screening programme.

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Guidance: Learning disability: applying All Our Health

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Evidence and information for health and care professionals and the wider public health workforce to support people with a learning disability and their families.

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Transparency data: PHE spend over £25,000: November 2019

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Details of Public Health England transactions over £25,000 in November 2019.

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Research: Health Profile for England: 2021

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The fourth annual profile combining data and knowledge with information from other sources to give a broad picture of the health of people in England in 2021.

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Consultation outcome: Community Health and Wellbeing Worker: employer demand scoping

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To support the uptake of the Community Health and Wellbeing Worker apprenticeship, Health Education England (HEE) are scoping the workforce demand with employers.

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Guidance: Breast screening: higher risk women who are pregnant or lactating

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Procedures for screening women who are also at higher risk of breast cancer, during their pregnancy or whilst they are lactating.

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Guidance: Breast screening: higher risk women who are pregnant or lactating

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Procedures for screening women who are also at higher risk of breast cancer, during their pregnancy or whilst they are lactating.

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Research: Gambling related harms: evidence review

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A review looking at the prevalence, risk factors and public health harms associated with gambling and the economic and social burden.

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Research: Health Profile for England: 2021

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The fourth annual profile combining data and knowledge with information from other sources to give a broad picture of the health of people in England in 2021.

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Press release: You are not alone: Help is at Hand for anyone bereaved by suicide

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Updated guide provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support.

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Research: Sexually transmitted infections: East of England data

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Report presenting data for 2020 for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the East of England.

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Promotional material: Bowel cancer screening kit: how to use

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Instructions on how to use the home test kit provided by the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP).

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Guidance: Malaria prevention guidelines for travellers from the UK

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The UKHSA Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention updates and reissues these guidelines every year for UK travellers.

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Official Statistics: Health visitor service delivery metrics experimental statistics: 2019 to 2020 annual data

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Annual data sets and commentary for local authority health visits to pregnant women, children and their families during pregnancy and early childhood.

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Guidance: Newborn and infant physical examination screening: education and training

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Training and continuing professional development (CPD) for people working in the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) programme in England.

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Research: Be Clear on Cancer: first national 'Cervical Screening Saves Lives' campaign

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Evaluation of the first national Cervical Screening Saves Lives campaign, which ran in 2019.

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Guidance: Respiratory disease: applying All Our Health

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Evidence and guidance to help healthcare professionals manage respiratory disease and maximise early diagnosis and treatment.

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Guidance: Afghanistan: migrant health guide

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Advice and guidance on the health needs of migrant patients from Afghanistan for healthcare practitioners.

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Guidance: Down’s syndrome screening quality assurance support service

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This document explains the Down’s syndrome screening quality assurance support service (DQASS) and how to use it.

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Measles outbreaks confirmed in Leeds, Liverpool and Birmingham

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Public Health England (PHE) issues advice for the public to ensure they have had the MMR vaccine after outbreaks of measles are confirmed in 3 areas of England.

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Cold weather alerts and health warnings issued

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Public Health England issues cold weather alerts and health warnings following the arrival of colder weather in some parts of England.

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Review finds PHE a ‘public health agency that rivals any in the world’

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Public Health England received some positive feedback from an international review of its processes, along with recommendations for future work.

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PHE announces areas for IPS alcohol and drug dependency trial

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Seven areas to take part in individual placement and support (IPS) trial for drugs or alcohol dependency in community treatment services.

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