We’ve published new guidance for screening professionals to support women with learning disabilities and their partners to access and understand antenatal and newborn (ANNB) screening.
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.
PHE Screening has introduced a new standard into the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
The first joint antenatal screening data report is out
We have now published national standards for all 11 NHS screening programmes in consistent, accessible web page format.
Some important points of learning to be aware of from antenatal screening safety incidents.
We have published the PHE Screening standards framework which gives a clear step-by-step guide about how we develop, review and publish standards.
The national antenatal screening team travelled across the country to deliver data workshops to give screening providers guidance on the submission of complete and accurate screening standards and key performance indicator data.
We've launched 3 e-learning modules aimed at our screening quality assurance service staff and the professional and clinical advisors who provide specialist expertise.
Shared learning in this blog post is specifically aimed at laboratories that provide Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s screening.
Report highlights how best performing newborn hearing screening sites ensure early assessment of screen-positive babies in audiology.
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