What we do
The Kent and Medway Screening and Immunisation Team (KMSIT) work to ensure Kent and Medway’s NHS screening and immunisation programmes are coordinated, safe, effective and accessible.
We provide clinical support for the commissioning of high quality national screening and immunisation programmes.
The team work with providers and stakeholders to:
- Ensure that the Screening and Immunisation programmes:
- meet the needs of our eligible population
- provide the highest levels of quality, safety and efficiency
- meet minimum standards and strive for excellence.
- Review coverage and coordinate interventions to address inequalities.
- Identify and assess service risks, including managing incidents and ensuring shared learning is identified and promoted.
- Organise and chair regular board meetings for all screening and immunisation programmes.
- Work with partners to engage patients/public to participate and contribute to service development.
- Review complaints and compliments.
- Raise the profile and awareness of screening and immunisation programmes via a coordinated and consistent approach.
- Provision of data to key stakeholders and providers.
NHS Immunisation Programmes covered by the team
|Childhood Immunisation Programme||
|School Based Immunisation Programme||
|Adult Immunisation Programme||
|Immunisations for those at risk||
Cancer Screening Programmes covered by the team
|Bowel Cancer Screening||Offered to men and women aged 60 – 74 every 2 years.
Now inviting people turning 56 years.
|Breast Screening||Offered to women aged 50 – 70 every 3 years.|
|Cervical Screening||Offered to women aged 25 – 49 every 3 years and to women aged 50 – 64 every 5 years
Non-Cancer Screening Programmes covered by the team
|Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening||Offered to all men in their 65th year. Men over this age are able and encouraged to self-refer|
|Diabetic Eye Screening||Offered annually to all people with type 1 or type 2 Diabetes from the age of 12|
|Antenatal Screening||This is offered to all pregnant women and includes screening for:
Infectious diseases, Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia, Fetal Anomaly and Down’s Syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome
|Newborn Screening||This is offered to all newborns and includes: Bloodspot Screening, Newborn and Infant Physical Examination and Hearing Screening|
- Immunisation against infectious disease – ‘The Green Book’
- Immunisation information for health professionals and immunisation practitioners
- UK Population Screening Programmes Website
- Information on NHS screening and immunisation programmes
- Cervical Screening Prior Notification List Guidance for Practices
- Vaccination newsletter for health professionals and immunisation practitioners.
Children and young people who have missed immunisations
The Kent and Medway school aged immunisation service delivers school-aged immunisations in schools and community clinics. In addition, the service offers immunisation to children and young people who have previously missed their immunisations. If you are aware of a child or young person, up to their 20th birthday, who has an incomplete childhood immunisation schedule they can be referred to the service using an online referral form, available from: www.kentcht.nhs.uk/immsreferral
For further information please contact the service directly, either by telephone: 0300 123 5205 or by email email@example.com
Page updated: October 2021