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.
NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination
The launch of the new IT system for the Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) is planned for spring 2019. An enthusiastic expert group met in Nottingham for 2 days of intensive testing of the new IT system, SMaRT4NIPE (S4N).
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have published new guidance that describes the checks and audits needed for antenatal and newborn screening pathways.
A new and improved IT system is being developed to support the NHs Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Screening Programme.
We are asking all our stakeholders to comment on proposed changes to the newborn and infant physical examination hip screening pathway. These proposals have been put forward by an expert group following a thorough review.
A new survey report highlights best practice for newborn screening in non-maternity settings.