As we launch the 2016 to 2017 NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) standards I am reminded of this quote by George Bernard Shaw:
NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination
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.
We are delighted to have published the first ever NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Screening Programme Handbook, which informs practitioners who carry out the NIPE examination and supports best clinical screening practice.
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.
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:
All women and babies should have access to high quality antenatal and newborn screening programmes.
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read versions of Screening tests for you and your baby, which are featured in this blog post, have been temporarily withdrawn and are not currently available Every maternity trust in England …
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 …
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) Programme is the newest antenatal and newborn screening programme to be implemented across England.
Each year, around 3,500 babies – or 1 in 200 of all those born in England – have some kind of heart defect.