We have published a new user guide for the newborn blood spot failsafe solution on GOV.UK.
The newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS) is a quick and easy way of identifying babies who may have missed newborn blood spot (NBS) screening. All NBS laboratories and maternity units in England use it and we are introducing some changes to make it even more user friendly.
We offer all babies born in England newborn blood spot (NBS) screening for 9 rare but potentially disabling or life-threatening conditions.
The NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme uses a heel prick test to screen newborn babies for 9 rare but serious conditions. Babies who test positive can then be treated early, improving their health and, in some cases, preventing …
There are systems in the NHS newborn screening programmes that help to identify babies who have missed screening so that prompt action can be taken.