Newborn blood spot (NBS) screening celebrates the first anniversary of programme expansion

It’s been a year since the NHS newborn blood spot screening programme expanded screening for an additional 4 inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs): maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) isovaleric acidaemia (IVA) glutaric aciduria type 1 (GA1) homocystinuria (pyridoxine unresponsive) (HCU) We …

Promoting screening and immunisation through the healthy child programme

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:

Screening algorithms for trusts that merge in the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme

We, the sickle cell and thalassaemia (SCT) screening programme,  recently published a document which defines and clarifies how to determine whether there is a high or low prevalence of SCD and thalassaemia within the area served by an NHS hospital trust. …

Antenatal and newborn screening: sharing best practice across London

All women and babies should have access to high quality antenatal and newborn screening programmes.