NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme

Get animated about our new screening resource

We have worked with the NHS Choices video team and an animation company to produce a new screening animation, which in just 2 ½ minutes explains all the types of screening offered during pregnancy and for newborn babies.

Finding out if easy guides to screening meet the needs of pregnant women who have learning disabilities

An evaluation of our Screening tests for you and your baby easy guides will help us to share good practice that will benefit pregnant women with learning disabilities across the country.

Thank you for all of your hard work this year

Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.

Screening key performance indicators: quarter 4 2016 to 2017 data published

We’ve now published the screening key performance indicator (KPI) data for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q4, January to March 2017). The KPIs are used to measure how NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a high level overview of programme quality.

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

Image of the template for Child Health Information Systems.

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.