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.
NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme
A new pathway that has transformed postnatal care earned the newborn screening team at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust the team of the month award.
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.
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.
Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.
We have published a new user guide for the newborn blood spot failsafe solution on GOV.UK.
The newborn blood spot failsafe solution (NBSFS) is a quick and easy way of identifying babies who may have missed newborn blood spot (NBS) screening. All NBS laboratories and maternity units in England use it and we are introducing some changes to make it even more user friendly.
We have recently updated and published a one page summary for healthcare professionals explaining which newborn screening tests can be offered at different ages if any of these were initially missed.
When you take consent for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening, you need to know about residual blood spots and be able to talk to parents about them. This blog will help you do this.
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.