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NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

Lay members wanted for antenatal and newborn screening programmes research advisory committee

The research advisory committee (RAC) reviews applications to carry out research involving NHS screening programme participants or requiring access to screening data or samples.

Thank you, thank you, thank you – what you do makes a difference

We (PHE Screening, and NHS England and NHS Improvement) want to take a moment to recognise the huge contribution of all staff who work so hard to deliver the NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes.

Family origin questionnaire guidance updated for NHS antenatal screening providers

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The family origin questionnaire (FOQ) guidance has been updated to describe the essential elements local NHS antenatal screening providers must include in their locally developed FOQ forms, whatever their format.

New printable versions of some NHS antenatal and newborn screening information

New simple A4 printable PDF versions of 6 of the most commonly used ANNB screening publications.

More NHS sickle cell and thalassaemia screening information goes digital

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We continue to update and publish national public information about the NHS screening programmes in accessible digital format. This now includes information for parents of babies whose newborn blood spot screening test shows they carry a gene for an unusual …