NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

Quarter 3 KPI screening data published

We have published the key performance indicator (KPI) non-cancer screening data for the third quarter of 2015 to 2016 (1 October 2015 to 31 December 2015). KPIs are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a …

New screening resource cards for midwives

We have updated our very popular resource cards for midwives to reflect the fact that screening for rubella susceptibility in pregnancy ended on 1 April 2016. 

Updated Screening tests for you and your baby booklets mailed out to all maternity units

During March we are mailing out copies of the new print run of the Screening tests for you and your baby booklet to every NHS trust in England that has a maternity unit.

Newborn blood spot (NBS) screening celebrates the first anniversary of programme expansion

It’s been a year since the NHS newborn blood spot screening programme expanded screening for an additional 4 inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs): maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) isovaleric acidaemia (IVA) glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) homocystinuria (pyridoxine unresponsive) (HCU) We …

Promoting screening and immunisation through the healthy child programme

The “Healthy child programme 0 to 19: health visitor and school nurse commissioning service specifications and guidance” are now available  This suite of 4 documents contains the following commissioning guides:

Antenatal and newborn screening: sharing best practice across London

All women and babies should have access to high quality antenatal and newborn screening programmes.

Delivering accessible screening information to trusts

25 February 2016: Please note that the new easy read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …

Which blogs were popular in 2015?

Firstly, a very happy new year to all readers of the PHE Screening blog! The end of December is traditionally a time to reflect on the previous year and I'm sure many of you will have read many such articles …