Simple A4 PDF versions of 6 antenatal and newborn leaflets can now be printed off for people who cannot access online information
We know the transition from printed to digital information about NHS screening programmes benefits most people.
The advantages of digital information include that it:
- works really well on smaller screens
- is ideal for people who use screen readers
- always contains the most up to date information
But providers must make sure that the small minority of people who cannot access online information are not disadvantaged.
We know some people do not find printouts of GOV.UK web pages very easy to read and use, so we have published new simple A4 printable PDF versions of 6 of the most commonly used ANNB screening publications:
- CVS and amniocentesis diagnostic tests: description in brief
- Pregnancy dating scan information
- 20-week scan information
- Your baby’s visit to the audiology clinic
- Screening tests for babies in special care units
- Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: information for dads
These can all be downloaded from the Simple PDF leaflets for printing page of this blog.
Local screening providers should also continue to refer to the detailed guidance on transitioning to digital screening information.
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