Shared learning in this blog post is specifically aimed at laboratories that provide Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s screening.
Screening Quality Assurance Service
It never ceases to amaze me what we can accomplish when we get the right people in the room. Around 50 delegates from the Screening quality Assurance Service (SQAS) North and Screening and Immunisation Teams (SITs) in the region along with Jane Woodland, Regional Head of QA Midlands and East, and newborn blood spot (NBS) laboratory directors attended a recent away day event.
The screening quality assurance service is launching a period of informal consultation on a revised national operating model.
Do you have what it takes to chair PHE’s new Screening Quality Assurance Advisory Committee?
Antenatal and newborn screening coordinator shares learning from a screening safety incident in the fetal anomaly screening programme.
The London screening quality assurance services (SQAS) team held a forum for screening support sonographers (SSS) and screening co-ordinators on Friday 9 June 2017.
We expect local screening services to use our guidance on Managing Safety Incidents in the NHS Screening Programmes if they think they have a safety incident or serious incident. It’s relevant to all 11 national population screening programmes. This new version replaces the previous one from October 2015.
Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) templates for the first quarter of 2017 to 2018. This covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2017. Data collection is from maternity services and child health information systems (CHIS).
The national and regional Screening Quality Assurance Service (SQAS) works with screening providers to make sure quality standards are met and to support the management of incidents in a timely manner.
I’m the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Northampton General Hospital. That means I’m responsible for making sure we offer and carry out all antenatal and newborn screening tests correctly for mothers and babies in our care.