NHS Newborn Blood Spot 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.

Is your browser ready for the newborn blood spot failsafe solution update?

Picture of babys hand compared with adult's hand.

On 11 April 2018 we will be upgrading NBSFS and the new version will only work with Internet Explorer version 10 and above. This is because the older versions of Internet Explorer are obsolete and do not have the required level of security. The NBSFS will continue to work on the Chrome / Firefox browsers.

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.