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Prof Jim Bonham

Professor Bonham joined the Sheffield Children’s Hospital in 1988 and began working for Public Health England (PHE) in 2015. His interests have included the diagnosis of patients with inherited metabolic diseases and their early detection by screening shortly after birth.

In 2019, Professor Bonham was awarded an MBE for services to young people with genetic metabolic diseases and was elected President of the International Society of Neonatal Screening. This organisation helps to develop and support similar screening programmes in more than 80 countries around the world.

Celebrate the first International Neonatal Screening Day today, 28 June 2021

Professional and patient organisations and health systems around the world are celebrating International Neonatal Screening Day for this first time today.