Updated Screening tests for you and your baby booklets mailed out to all maternity units

During March we are mailing out copies of the new print run of the Screening tests for you and your baby booklet to every NHS trust in England that has a maternity unit.

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. …