One of the questions health professionals regularly ask us via our screening helpdesk is ‘to whom and when can screening for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes be offered?’
Annette McHugh is a Midwife by training. She has worked in screening since 2006, first as a Regional Antenatal & Child Health Screening Coordinator in the South West of England and from April 2013 as Programme Manager for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme as part of Public Health England.
Annette relishes the day to day challenges of her role and collaborative working with colleagues in the other 10 screening programmes.
Annette lives in South Wales and enjoys supporting the Cardiff Blues and Wales rugby teams and walking her dog, Alfie, in the wonderful Gwent countryside.
Back in April 2016 the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme introduced a new key performance indicator (KPI). The KPI measures coverage of the 18+0 to 20+6 week fetal anomaly scan (18 weeks and 0 days to 20 weeks and 6 days …
We have published updated screening standards for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
We've made some changes to the 2015 to 2016 data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme.
We are pleased to publish the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
We have published the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP). It covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and provides feedback on completeness of data submission and performance against the national standards.
We published a blog in November about non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
In our last FASP blog we looked at the ‘twice on the couch’ guidance for the first trimester combined test. We now want to raise awareness of the gestational age parameters for both the first and second trimester screening. We continue to emphasise the best …
Today is Jeans for Genes Day and it's a great chance to highlight the fantastic work that goes into diagnosing, treating and supporting children with genetic disorders.
The latest national training for fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) ultrasonographers starts today (11 September) and it features a groundbreaking online learning package. The new training, which is being held for the first time in Cambridge today, instructs staff on …