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Signpost women to updated translations of antenatal and newborn screening information

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Ten of the updated translations are in accessible HTML web page format that can be viewed easily on any mobile device

Earlier this year we told you how about improvements to our Screening tests for you and your baby booklet given to all pregnant women.

We have now published this updated version of the booklet in 12 other languages, 10 of which are in easily accessible HTML web page format. These 10 are:

The other 2 updated translations are available on GOV.UK as downloadable PDFs to print out. They are:

Local screening providers should signpost non-English speakers to the newly updated translated versions as required.

Digital information work

The publication of these new translations aligns with our project to move away from printed leaflets.

We have already carried out a lot of user research with pregnant women and midwives about moving away from printed leaflets to more digital formats.

We’ll talk about this in more detail in an upcoming blog but research has already highlighted the importance of our translations and of making them more easily available on mobile phones.

Publishing most of the translations in accessible HTML web page format is therefore a big step forward. Please do let us know any feedback you get about them from women.

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  1. Comment by Anita Wood posted on

    OK, thank you

  2. Comment by Anita Wood posted on

    Good Morning,
    I wondered where I could get the above information in Albanian please?

    • Replies to Anita Wood>

      Comment by Mike Harris posted on

      Hi Anita,
      Nationally, PHE Screening takes a proportionate approach to the translations we provide. The languages selected for the 12 national translations of Screening tests for you and your baby are based on the results of a survey of local screening providers that asked which translations are most commonly requested by pregnant women. Local services that want additional translations in other languages would need to procure and pay for them separately.
      Best wishes