The 100th candidate successfully completed the external competency assessment (ECA) in September 2021.
Catherine Magee is a clinical project lead within the national NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Team, currently seconded out of her role as manager of the local newborn hearing screening service across Rochdale and Oldham, Greater Manchester. She is a qualified audiologist and continues in a part-time clinical role as an enhanced paediatric audiologist in Rochdale and Oldham, working specifically in aetiology and diagnostic testing of babies who refer from the hearing screen.
The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme has played a major role in identifying moderate to profound hearing loss in newborn babies in England and has reached another major milestone, having now screened 11 million babies.
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