Sheila Miller

Sheila is a team member of the Screening Quality Assurance Service based in the North of England. Sheila works as a clinical advisor for the NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes.
The aim of quality assurance is to maintain minimum standards and promote continuous improvement in antenatal and newborn screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to a consistent high quality service wherever they live.

Away day highlights importance of working together when managing screening incidents

It never ceases to amaze me what we can  accomplish when we get the  right people  in the room. Around 50  delegates from the Screening quality Assurance Service (SQAS) North and Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) in the region along with Jane Woodland, Regional Head of QA Midlands  and  East, and newborn blood spot (NBS) laboratory directors attended a recent away day event.

Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP): gestational age parameters

In our last FASP blog we looked at the ‘twice on the couch’ guidance for the first trimester combined test. We now want to raise awareness of the gestational age parameters for both the first and second trimester screening. We continue to emphasise the best …

Can't get an accurate nuchal translucency measurement? Don't let women miss out

The screening quality assurance service (SQAS) is responsible for assuring the quality of all NHS screening programmes. An important aspect of this role is to ensuring that learning from screening incidents is shared among all local screening providers.