NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

Guide to 2018/19 screening specifications

NHS England has published the 2018 to 2019 service specifications - important reading for those involved in the commissioning and provision of screening services in England.

Say hello to us at the Royal College of Midwives conference!

This year’s Royal College of Midwives (RCM) conference starts today in Manchester with more than 3,500 delegates attending. PHE Screening has a stand where we will be updating delegates on all the antenatal and newborn national screening programmes and answering any questions they may have.

Easy guides for pregnant women with learning disabilities well received

The Screening tests for you and your baby: easy guides have been well received by health professionals and the public, an evaluation project has found.

New quality assurance e-learning screening modules

We've launched 3 e-learning modules aimed at our screening quality assurance service staff and the professional and clinical advisors who provide specialist expertise.

Reviewing our screening resource cards for midwives

Information about replacing our credit card sized collection of plastic resource cards which support midwives in their conversations about screening with women and their families, to facilitate informed choices.

Level 3 screening diploma: what professionally regulated staff need to know

Completion of the level 3 diploma is required for screeners who are not qualified healthcare professionals currently on a professional register. Qualified professionals working in the AAA or DES programmes only need to complete the units of the diploma that are relevant to their role.

Guidance on screening checks and audits to improve quality and reduce risks

We have published new guidance that describes the checks and audits needed for antenatal and newborn screening pathways.