We are pleased to publish our third NHS antenatal screening standards data report.
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.
All maternity providers across England are now offering non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as part of the existing NHS screening pathway for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome.
We (PHE Screening, and NHS England and NHS Improvement) want to take a moment to recognise the huge contribution of all staff who work so hard to deliver the NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes.
PHE has published the second antenatal screening standards data report, covering 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
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.
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.
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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. PHE also hosts the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) secretariat and supports the work of the committee.
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