Updated easy guide published that explains NHS screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome, including information about non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).
Liane has worked in screening since 2013, firstly as an Antenatal and Newborn Screening Coordinator for a multi-site NHS Trust, then as Project Lead within the Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme.
She loves the variety and depth of the work within the Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes, and the rewards and challenges that working within PHE Screening brings.
She is a registered midwife and nurse and remains focussed on enabling high quality care for women and babies.
She lives near the Lake District and enjoys spending time exploring the Lakeland fells with her family, from their trusty campervan.
We are running virtual workshops between 11 May and 24 June 2021 to support the SCID screening evaluation, which begins on 6 September 2021.
How PHE developed the public information and professional education and training resources to support the implementation of NIPT in the NHS screening pathway for Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome.
We’ll soon be adding information about NIPT to the Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome chapter of Screening tests for you and your baby. This article contains information that midwives need to know ahead of this change.
An updated version of the Screening tests for you and your baby leaflet will be available to order soon. This blog article explains when and how to order copies.
We’ll be running virtual non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) workshops from 30 March.
Find out more about our new non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) e-learning resource.
Directing people to digital information about NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes should now be business as usual.
Screening tests for you and your baby: babies in special care units publication updated in accessible digital format.
Antenatal and newborn screening providers should now be signposting parents routinely to digital versions of information leaflets rather than automatically handing out printed leaflets.
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