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Robyn O’Loughlin

Robyn is a project lead for the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme. She has a background in local authority and previously commissioned children and young people’s public health services across Kent. In her spare time, she enjoys keeping fit, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

Be ready for new features in the newborn blood spot failsafe system

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A colleague sitting at her desk, logging into the NBSFS system

The newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS) is the IT system maternity units use to make sure they never miss offering newborn blood spot screening for babies they are responsible for. We are always looking for ways to make the …

Lab support service helps ensure best practice in sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

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Blood sample is taken from an arm.

Project lead Robyn Parsons explains how the UK National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory in Oxford has provided a dedicated sickle cell and thalassaemia laboratory support service for antenatal and newborn laboratories and other healthcare professionals involved in the NHS SCT Screening Programme since 2010.