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What we blogged about in October 2020

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Here is a round-up of all 8 Public Health England (PHE) screening blog posts from October 2020.

Antenatal and newborn screening

New start date for NHS SCID screening evaluation in England

The NHS severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening evaluation in England is now scheduled to start from September 2021.

NHS antenatal and newborn screening digital information: next steps

Directing people to digital information about NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes is now business as usual for many services.

Sickle cell and thalassaemia carrier leaflets go digital

The sickle cell and thalassaemia carrier leaflets are now in accessible digital format.

National NIPE IT system training well received

A final session for admin users of the newborn and infant physical examination screening IT system was held.

New NIPT e-learning resource live

Find out more about our new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) e-learning resource.

Second antenatal screening standards data report

The second antenatal screening standards data report has been published, covering 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.

General information

Fourth quarterly KPI data for 2019 to 2020 published

The fourth and final set of quarterly key performance indicator (KPI) data for the 2019 to 2020 year.

Dedicated national team focuses on screening inequalities

A small, dedicated team in the PHE Screening division is coordinating and leading on work to address inequalities in screening access and uptake.

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