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.
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.
Antenatal screening for rubella (German measles) susceptibility stops on 1 April 2016.
The “Healthy child programme 0 to 19: health visitor and school nurse commissioning service specifications and guidance” are now available This suite of 4 documents contains the following commissioning guides:
Wednesday, 27 January 2016, was a momentous day for the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) programme.
Chronic hepatitis B infection is a major cause of liver disease worldwide and can be transmitted from mother to baby. It is very infectious and can be passed: from a mother to her baby during pregnancy and birth from person …