NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme

Reviewing our screening resource cards for midwives

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.

Working smarter to quality assure antenatal and newborn screening laboratories 

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: …

Guidance on screening checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

We have published new guidance that describes the checks and audits needed for antenatal and newborn screening pathways.

Calling all midwives – help us review our screening resource cards

We’re asking midwives to fill in a short survey about our credit card sized collection of plastic resource cards giving information about screening offered in pregnancy and to newborn babies.

Student midwives – tell us what you think of our screening resource packs

If you’re reading this then you’ve hopefully seen the PHE ‘screening resource pack for student midwives'. We send it out every year to all universities in England and ask midwifery tutors to give a set to all new starter students. …

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.