NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme

Workshops have positive impact on antenatal screening data

Photo showing delegates in discussion at tables at one of the workshops run by the national data team

The national antenatal screening team travelled across the country to deliver data workshops to give screening providers guidance on the submission of complete and accurate screening standards and key performance indicator data.

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.