News archive - July 2010
28 July 2010
Parent feels her local Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) really makes a difference!
Mrs Julia Wells, whose oldest child has a moderate bilateral hearing loss, spoke passionately about her positive experiences as a parent representative on the Chelmsford CHSWG.
The Mid Essex Hospital Trust hosted a highly successful Essex-wide Children's Hearing Services Working Group event on 24th June 2010. The event was sponsored by Starkey Laboratories Limited and described by Kay Gammage, divisional Manager for women, children and sexual health as providing 'an ideal opportunity for local area managers from the South East, parents of deaf children, and clinical professionals to get together and share information.'
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23 July 2010
New Children's Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) Guidance document available
The Childrens' Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG) page of this website has been updated and a new 'NHSP CHSWG Guidance' document is now available.
22 July 2010
Managing Serious Incidents in National Screening Programmes
Following extensive consultation, the UK NSC's guidance on managing serious incidents in the non-cancer screening programmes is now available 'Managing Serious Incidents in National Screening Programmes'.
This guidance, as part of the National Framework for Reporting and Learning from Serious Incidents requiring Investigation, which was published by the National Patient Safety Agency in March 2010, is intended to build on and align existing policies at local, regional and national level.
16 July 2010
Message re the White Paper
From Dr Anne Mackie, Director of Programmes at the UK National Screening Committee:
"We welcome the Secretary of State for Health's Recognition of the importance of screening and the role it plays in better health for the public. We shall continue to work closely with the English Department of Health as proposals develop for the new Public Health Service."