We have worked with the NHS Choices video team and an animation company to produce a new screening animation, which in just 2 ½ minutes explains all the types of screening offered during pregnancy and for newborn babies.
NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination
We are pleased to announce that an updated version (5.7) of NIPE SMART will be available to users on 13 February.
An evaluation of our Screening tests for you and your baby easy guides will help us to share good practice that will benefit pregnant women with learning disabilities across the country.
Professor Anne Mackie reflects on the hard work and achievements of everyone involved in screening during 2017.
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE) held 5 regional events across the country to update health professionals involved in the the national programme.
We have recently updated and published a one page summary for healthcare professionals explaining which newborn screening tests can be offered at different ages if any of these were initially missed.
We’ve now published the screening key performance indicator (KPI) data for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q4, January to March 2017). The KPIs are used to measure how NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a high level overview of programme quality.
NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes. The specifications accompany the 2017-18 agreement that outlines how NHS England commissions certain public health services under section 7A of the National Health Service Act 2006.
Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) templates for the first quarter of 2017 to 2018. This covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2017. Data collection is from maternity services and child health information systems (CHIS).
More than 80% of trusts in England are now using the NIPE SMART IT system for recording information relating to the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).