I’m the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Northampton General Hospital. That means I’m responsible for making sure we offer and carry out all antenatal and newborn screening tests correctly for mothers and babies in our care.
NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme
We offer all babies born in England newborn blood spot (NBS) screening for 9 rare but potentially disabling or life-threatening conditions.
Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) data for the second quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q2, July to September 2016). The KPIs are used to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a …
One of the values we hold dear in PHE Screening is supporting individuals to make an informed choice about screening.
Public Health England doesn’t directly train people how to carry out screening in the NHS. We’d love to visit you all but sadly don’t have the resources to do this.
Over the past few months, we’ve consulted widely with clinical, laboratory and quality assurance colleagues to help revise the newborn blood spot screening standards.
We’ve updated the antenatal and newborn screening e-learning module in line with clinical best practice and quality assurance requirements.
The NHS Newborn Blood Spot (NBS) Screening Programme uses a heel prick test to screen newborn babies for 9 rare but serious conditions. Babies who test positive can then be treated early, improving their health and, in some cases, preventing …
Newborn blood spot screening is a recommended routine part of the screening pathway for babies in England. The NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme (also known as the heel prick test) screens newborn babies for 9 rare but serious conditions. Babies …
More than 1,000 midwives, students and other health professionals flocked to the Harrogate International Centre for this year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) conference on 19 and 20 October.