Here are the dates when blood spot takers need to start offering parents and carers severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) screening as part of an evaluation in England.
Andrew works as a publications and information officer for the screening division at Public Health England. He has worked in screening since 2014, first of all in the press office, and his current role includes developing information about screening for the public and health professionals. He is also a keen blogger! His background is in journalism and he spent nearly 10 years in a variety of reporting roles.
An evaluation is due to start on 6 September 2021 into screening babies for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in England. This article describes some of the new resources for parents and professionals that have been developed for the evaluation and points you towards where you can find them.
An evaluation is due to start on 6 September 2021 into screening babies for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) in England. This article explains about a separate pathway for premature babies which have been screened for SCID as part of the evaluation.
We've published 7 new screening animations explaining the different screening tests for pregnant women and newborn babies.
PHE Screening ran 2 focus groups about the suitability of our existing information governance (IG) wording and we made some improvements as a result.
We’ll soon be adding information about NIPT to the Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome chapter of Screening tests for you and your baby. This article contains information that midwives need to know ahead of this change.
An updated version of the Screening tests for you and your baby leaflet will be available to order soon. This blog article explains when and how to order copies.
Here is a round-up of the 9 Public Health England (PHE) screening blog posts published in September 2020.
See what's changed in our screening animation for pregnant women and parents with newborn babies.
Here's your handy round-up of June 2019 screening blogs.
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