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NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme

A day in the life of an antenatal screening co-ordinator

It takes a large army of staff to make screening programmes work well. Today, we start a series of blog articles highlighting some of their roles. Pat Schan talks about her job as antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Western …

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. 

NHS Newborn Hearing Programme: 2016 to 2017 standards published

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The NHS  Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) has played a major role in identifying moderate and profound hearing loss in newborn babies. Before the introduction of the NHSP, half of the children with moderate and profound hearing loss were not …

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.

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read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …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

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 …