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NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

Success of the new sonographer training package is set to continue

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At the beginning of 2015, we, the fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP), introduced an extra step for sonographers during the 18 to 20-week pregnancy scan. Previously, sonographers were required to take 4 views of the fetal heart during this scan …

Delivering accessible screening information to trusts

25 February 2016: Please note that the new easy read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …

The UK National Screening Committee: Positive Recommendations

Back in July I wrote about the recommendations made by the UK NSC in March 2015 and why saying no to screening can be a good thing as it means we can avoid harm to people and ensure that money …

Which blogs were popular in 2015?

Firstly, a very happy new year to all readers of the PHE Screening blog! The end of December is traditionally a time to reflect on the previous year and I'm sure many of you will have read many such articles …

Review of 2015: "a particularly exciting year for screening"

Watch Dr Anne Mackie, director of screening in Public Health England, reflecting on 2015, calling it "a particularly exciting year for screening". Please note that you can turn on subtitles for this video.

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

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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.

New virtual view learning for ultrasonographers  

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The latest national training for fetal anomaly screening programme (FASP) ultrasonographers starts today (11 September) and it features a groundbreaking online learning package. The new training, which is being held for the first time in Cambridge today, instructs staff on …