We’ve updated our antenatal and newborn screening information for public and professionals following a change to the vaccination schedule for babies.
Sharon is national programme manager for the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme. She started her career in the West Midlands as a nurse and midwife. She moved into public health as a lead on clinical governance in the primary care groups. In 2001 she became regional lead for antenatal and child health screening programmes for the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority. She developed professional networks and groups for professionals responsible for antenatal and newborn screening from all sectors: maternity; laboratories; specialist services; public health and commissioning. She co-led the national mapping exercise for IDPS in 2010, leading to the development of national standards in 2011. In April 2013 she was appointed national programme manager.
Our 3 antenatal screening programmes have joined forces with the national Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) team to hold 8 regional workshops during 2017.
The IDPS programme commissions the team at the Population, Policy and Practice Programme at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Child Health to collect screening outcome data on HIV, syphilis and hepatitis B.
Today is World Hepatitis Day, so it's the perfect time to highlight the work of the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme's national hepatitis B in pregnancy audit. We commission the audit from the population, policy and practice programme at …
We are pleased to announce the publication of two NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme handbooks.
Another year has rolled by and it’s time for the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) team to get on the road and engage with you all again.
The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy (IDPS) programme recently published revised standards for 2016 to 2017. These standards include metrics to evaluate the programme and allow providers and commissioners to identify where improvements are needed.
The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme has published 3 new leaflets on HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis.
We have updated our very popular resource cards for midwives to reflect the fact that screening for rubella susceptibility in pregnancy ended on 1 April 2016.
Antenatal screening for rubella (German measles) susceptibility stops on 1 April 2016.