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Tell us what you think about the draft IDPS laboratory handbook

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The PHE infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) programme national team is updating one of the programme’s most important publications – the laboratory handbook.

We have set up an online survey for people to comment on the updated draft guidance. We are particularly keen to hear from:

  • laboratory clinical leads for IDPS
  • biomedical scientists working in IDPS
  • laboratory quality managers

We also want feedback from the wider screening service, including:

  • screening coordinators
  • specialist infectious diseases midwives and nurses
  • screening and immunisation teams

We’re hoping to publish the revised laboratory handbook around December 2021, with implementation from April 2022.

Please complete the survey

Please read the updated draft laboratory handbook carefully before completing the survey. You can also refer to the existing IDPS programme laboratory handbook.

Once you’ve read the updated handbook, please complete the survey. It should take about 15 to 20 minutes to fill in.

Responses are anonymous, unless you choose to include your contact details. It would be useful to know if you work in a laboratory, maternity service, in commissioning or elsewhere. But the decision is up to you.

The survey is open until midnight on Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Thank you

Your feedback will help us make sure the handbook meets the needs of users and contains the information services need.

Thank you in advance. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

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