An antenatal and newborn screening co-ordinator explains the failsafe processes that help her team make sure pregnant women who screen positive for infectious diseases receive prompt and appropriate follow-up care.
NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme
Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Digital have begun an ongoing collaboration to move from printed invitation leaflets to online information, starting with antenatal and newborn screening.
The national antenatal screening team travelled across the country to deliver data workshops to give screening providers guidance on the submission of complete and accurate screening standards and key performance indicator data.
We have published the annual screening data for the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the 2017 to 2018 screening year (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018).
We have a published a new online version of our resource cards, giving information about screening offered in pregnancy and to babies.
The National Study of HIV in Pregnancy and Childhood is pleased to report that the HIV vertical transmission rate among diagnosed women receiving antenatal care in the UK and Ireland remained below 0.3% between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016.
Public Health England has published new data measuring how the 11 NHS screening programmes are performing.
PHE Screening helpdesk advisor Katy Parker describes her factfinding visit to an antenatal screening laboratory in Bolton.
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.
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.