How PHE developed the public information and professional education and training resources to support the implementation of NIPT in the NHS screening pathway for Down's syndrome, Edwards' syndrome and Patau's syndrome.
Nick Johnstone-Waddell has worked in screening since 2001. He started with the newborn hearing screening programme back when it was still a pilot project and helped to develop the first national screening IT system.
He is now responsible for public and professional information for all the national population screening programmes, including leaflets and online content. He strongly believes in the need for simple, clear information to support informed choice and is always looking for new ways to get our messages across.
Nick’s background is in psychology and mental health research. He lives in Manchester and enjoys long walks with his family and dogs.
Updates from some of the early adopter sites who piloted giving out digital information about antenatal and newborn screening rather than physical leaflets at the start of the year.
Sending text message reminders improves participation in screening services. We want your insight!
Read about our event for Trust screening co-ordinators as part of our work to move to digital antenatal and newborn screening information.
We've been busy asking people for their views about the move to digital screening information. Find out more about the different ways we've been consulting with our users.
Check out our new video about informed choice featuring a national screening expert Dr Louise Bryant.
As part of our project to move to a digital version of our Screening Tests For You and Your Baby leaflet, registration is now open for an event for antenatal and newborn screening co-ordinators on 2 October.
Our exciting new e-learning module provides an interactive introduction to population screening. Find out more.
Find out what antenatal and newborn screening colleagues said in response to our antenatal and newborn screening digital information survey.
We are changing how we provide large print and audio versions of our screening leaflets to make it easier and quicker for people with visual impairments.
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