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New printable versions of some NHS antenatal and newborn screening information

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

NHS antenatal and newborn (ANNB) screening providers should now routinely direct people to digital versions of all the screening in pregnancy and newborn screening information on GOV.UK.

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:

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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