In the first workshop we will introduce the health policy cycle and demonstrate the tools we have developed for each step in the health policy cycle. First, we will discuss a minimal set of parameters and quality indicators that are crucial to monitor a screening programme and to evaluate the long-term outcomes of screening (such as incidence and mortality rates). We will present the definitions of the indicators, provide examples of how to obtain data and discuss solutions in case indicators cannot be identified in a specific country because of lack of data. We will show examples of the impact of changes of the programme (such as the test characteristics, coverage of the programme or screen ages) on long-term results.
In addition, we will organise sessions on barriers and stakeholders with examples of how to overcome barriers and what influence stakeholder can have. Especially the experience of the implementation studies will be used to provide practical examples of barriers and solutions. In all sessions there will be time to exchange experiences between participants. The updated monitoring, evaluation, barrier analysis and stakeholder tools will be demonstrated, with the aim that participants can start using the tool after the workshop when they have collected data. After the workshop, the EU-TOPIA-EAST consortium will assist the participants by email and webinars when necessary.