How to prepare for possible delays in delivery of newborn blood spot samples over bank holidays.
Lucy is Project Lead for the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme, based in London. Since joining the programme in 2011, she has worked on a wide range of projects including the development of new standards, policies and professional and patient information. Lucy’s background is in biology and science publishing and she completed an MSc in Health Policy in 2014.
PHE's newborn blood spot programme manager has praised her 'inspirational' colleague Professor Jim Bonham for his well-deserved MBE.
Over the past few months we’ve been carrying out a minor review of the 2017 newborn blood spot (NBS) standards. We’re now at the most important stage – the point where we ask for your views. We’re launching a consultation …
We’ve launched a new e-learning module on blood spot screening samples that explains what could happen if a baby has a poor quality sample. Check it out today!
We’ve updated our guidance on offering newborn blood spot (NBS) screening to movers in under a year of age without available results.
The guidance is changing because 3 out of the 4 UK countries now offer NBS screening for all 9 conditions recommended by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC).
When you take consent for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening, you need to know about residual blood spots and be able to talk to parents about them. This blog will help you do this.
We have published new information that describes the checks and audits that are needed for the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening pathway.
Guests from more than 35 countries gathered in the sunshine in The Hague for the 9th International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) conference.
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