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.
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.
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 …
I’m sure you’re all very aware of the big changes we’ve made recently to the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP). From April 2015, eligible pregnant women in England started to be offered first trimester combined screening for Trisomy 18 (Edwards’ …
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