With coronavirus limiting social contact, we have been helping maternity providers to signpost women to digital versions of our NHS antenatal and newborn screening information.
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 have updated our chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis: information for parents resource and now published it in digital HTML format.
Read about our event for Trust screening co-ordinators as part of our work to move to digital antenatal and newborn screening information.
We've been busy asking people for their views about the move to digital screening information. Find out more about the different ways we've been consulting with our users.
We have updated and improved the national information we provide about the ultrasound scans offered to women during pregnancy.
Today, we have published updated parent information leaflets covering anencephaly and spina bifida, 2 of the conditions screened for at the fetal anomaly screening mid-pregnancy scan.
Today, we have published the updated information fetal anomaly screening programme leaflet for parents about congenital heart disease.
An update for those who have been nominated to deliver non-invasive prenatal testing training within their organisation.
We have updated our national guidance the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) handbook and the FASP handbook for laboratories to help ensure local screening services meet national standards.
The NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme wants to know how cascade training has impacted on the knowledge and confidence of participants who discuss the offer of screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome with women.
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The PHE Screening team
Public Health England (PHE) provides support and advice to the NHS-led national screening programmes. These programmes identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition, enabling earlier treatment and informed decisions.
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