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NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

2017 to 2018 screening service specifications: the main changes

NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes. The specifications accompany the 2017-18 agreement that outlines how NHS England commissions certain public health services under section 7A of the National Health Service Act 2006.

Updated templates for antenatal and newborn KPI data collection

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Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) templates for the first quarter of 2017 to 2018. This covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2017. Data collection is from maternity services and child health information systems (CHIS).

A failsafe officer is for life, not just for Christmas

I’m the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Northampton General Hospital. That means I’m responsible for making sure we offer and carry out all antenatal and newborn screening tests  correctly for mothers and babies in our care.

New e-learning module for screening for Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s syndromes

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The NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) offers screening to pregnant women so they can find out how likely it is that their baby has Down’s (Trisomy 21 or T21), Edwards’ (T18) or Patau’s (T13) syndromes or one of a …

Getting out and about to make sense of antenatal screening data collection

Our 3 antenatal screening programmes have joined forces with the national Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) team to hold 8 regional workshops during 2017.

Latest KPI figures (2016 to 2017 Q2) show how screening programmes are performing

Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) data for the second quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q2, July to September 2016). The KPIs are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a …