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