One of the values we hold dear in PHE Screening is supporting individuals to make an informed choice about 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.
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:
I wonder if you, like me, watched last year's television coverage of Andy Murray helping Great Britain to win the Davis Cup. It was a truly proud moment for Britain. Andy’s return of serve made me think of a critical point …
Have you ever bought an item from one of the major online retailers? You can check availability of stock, process your payment and confirm a suitable delivery date and time – all online. In many cases you can also track …
In our last FASP blog we looked at the ‘twice on the couch’ guidance for the first trimester combined test. We now want to raise awareness of the gestational age parameters for both the first and second trimester screening. We continue to emphasise the best …
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