We have recently updated and published a one page summary for healthcare professionals explaining which newborn screening tests can be offered at different ages if any of these were initially missed.
Nadia is Head of Screening Quality Assurance Development (Clinical) for the Screening Quality Assurance Service (National team)
Nadia Permalloo has worked in screening since 1998. She has worked in screening programmes at local, regional and national levels and is a registered nurse and midwife.
Nadia currently works nationally in quality assurance for the PHE Screening Quality Assurance Service. She cares that women and babies have high quality care and that we should be continually striving to improve what we do by supporting and developing staff delivering screening programmes.
If you work in ultrasound or radiology you will be well aware there’s a national shortage of trained staff. Many ultrasound departments rely on agency sonographers.
We use key performance indicator (KPI) data to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing.
We offer screening for sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) to all pregnant women. We also offer to screen the baby’s biological father if the mother is found to be a carrier of or have a sickle cell or thalassaemia condition.
Our 3 antenatal screening programmes have joined forces with the national Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) team to hold 8 regional workshops during 2017.
One of the values we hold dear in PHE Screening is supporting individuals to make an informed choice about screening.
Background All eligible pregnant women in England are offered screening for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes. Staff must fully complete the laboratory request form with the correct information to enable the screening laboratory to process the sample without delay and …
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As we launch the 2016 to 2017 NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) standards I am reminded of this quote by George Bernard Shaw:
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