NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

Screening key performance indicators: publication of the annual 2017 to 2018 data

A photo of a laptop with the words 'NHS screening programmes: KPI reports 2017 to 2018' can be seen with two women talking in the background.

We have published the annual screening data for the key performance indicators (KPIs) for the 2017 to 2018 screening year (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018).

Screening resource cards move online

A screen grab of the new online version of PHE's resource cards. The words at the top say 'antenatal and newborn screening resource.' There is a timeline of the various screening tests and when they should be carried out. In smaller text near the bottom it says 'Click image to watch animated version' and 'click to start' inside a blue button.

We have a published a new online version of our resource cards, giving information about screening offered in pregnancy and to babies.

New screening e-learning content published for GPs

The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has published new e-learning content, in conjunction with PHE Screening, that gives GPs and primary care colleagues practical guidance to support patients in understanding and accessing the NHS screening programmes.

Latest screening KPI data updates

Public Health England has published new data measuring how the 11 NHS screening programmes are performing.

Lab support service helps ensure best practice in sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

Project lead Robyn Parsons explains how the UK National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory in Oxford has provided a dedicated sickle cell and thalassaemia laboratory support service for antenatal and newborn laboratories and other healthcare professionals involved in the NHS SCT Screening Programme since 2010.

Guide to 2018/19 screening specifications

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.

Say hello to us at the Royal College of Midwives conference!

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.