NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

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read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …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 …

Review of 2015: "a particularly exciting year for screening"

Watch Dr Anne Mackie, director of screening in Public Health England, reflecting on 2015, calling it "a particularly exciting year for screening". Please note that you can turn on subtitles for this video.

New screening leaflet for babies in special care units: order now

There are important differences in the way we offer newborn screening tests for babies in special care baby units. We have explained these differences in a new 8-page leaflet, Babies in special care units: screening tests for your baby, which is available …