Julie retires after 5 years leading the Newborn Blood Spot Failsafe Solution (NBSFS) project.
Newborn Blood Spot Fail Safe Project Lead
Some fantastic new features have been added to the newborn blood spot screening IT system.
The weekly failsafe report for newborn blood spot screening is changing. Find out more about this important change.
This blog is about a new process for managing the records of babies who are born in England but live in Wales, or have newborn blood spot screening tests carried out in Wales.
On 11 April 2018 we will be upgrading NBSFS and the new version will only work with Internet Explorer version 10 and above. This is because the older versions of Internet Explorer are obsolete and do not have the required level of security. The NBSFS will continue to work on the Chrome / Firefox browsers.
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.
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Public Health England (PHE) existed to protect and improve the nation’s health and wellbeing, and reduce health inequalities. It closed on 30 September 2021 and this blog is no longer updated.
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- Changes ahead for the national screening system 30 September 2021
- What we blogged about in August and September 2021 30 September 2021
- New resources to help improve quality of samples taken in NHS newborn blood spot screening 30 September 2021