NHS England has published the 2018 to 2019 service specifications - important reading for those involved in the commissioning and provision of screening services in England.
NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme
This year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) conference starts today in Manchester with more than 3,500 delegates attending. PHE Screening has a stand where we will be updating delegates on all the antenatal and newborn national screening programmes and answering any questions they may have.
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.
We have updated our national guidance the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) handbook and the FASP handbook for laboratories to help ensure local screening services meet national standards.
The Screening tests for you and your baby: easy guides have been well received by health professionals and the public, an evaluation project has found.
We've launched 3 e-learning modules aimed at our screening quality assurance service staff and the professional and clinical advisors who provide specialist expertise.
Information about replacing our credit card sized collection of plastic resource cards which support midwives in their conversations about screening with women and their families, to facilitate informed choices.
One of the main roles of Public Health England's (PHE) screening quality assurance service (SQAS) is to carry out formal visits to antenatal and newborn screening services. SQAS works with professional and clinical advisors when visiting laboratories providing screening tests for: …
The NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme wants to know how cascade training has impacted on the knowledge and confidence of participants who discuss the offer of screening for Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome with women.
We have published new guidance that describes the checks and audits needed for antenatal and newborn screening pathways.