After a report from the Public Accounts Committee (reported on the BBC News yesterday), we have again to think about the question of why people with diabetes are not having the checks that they need to identify the well-known complications … Continue reading

“Researchers in Norfolk are beginning a £2m project to screen 10,000 people who are at high risk of type 2 diabetes. Some people whose blood sugar shows they are at a “pre-diabetes” stage will be assigned mentors – patients who … Continue reading

Screening is an accepted part of medical life nowadays.  Cervical screening, breast screening are certainly well-established. It is worthwhile reminding ourselves what are the agreed criteria for a screening programme for a specific disease, namely: a]    It is an important … Continue reading

Up to 100,000 people are being put at risk by a failure to screen them for an inherited condition, known as Familial Hypercholesterolaemia (FH), that causes extremely high cholesterol, according to this article in the Daily Telegraph. NICE issued guidance … Continue reading