Avoiding repeat newborn blood spot screening tests one maternity service at a time
Sonia joined PHE in 2014. She is currently working as a project officer in the screening quality assurance service (SQAS).
The NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme held its first ever national workshop for screening laboratory staff.
More than 400 delegates attended 8 training events across England ahead of the an evaluative rollout of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to the fetal anomaly screening pathway.
Sonia Segalini, a screening quality assurance project officer at Public Health England, explains how she overcame her fear of presenting.
Report highlights how best performing newborn hearing screening sites ensure early assessment of screen-positive babies in audiology.
I attended an excellent workshop held by the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) to inform new laboratory and screening division staff about the Down’s syndrome Quality Assurance Support Service (DQASS). The presentations from the workshop are included below.
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