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.
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.
More than 400 delegates attended 8 training events across England ahead of the an evaluative rollout of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to the fetal anomaly screening pathway.
We have updated our national guidance the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP) handbook and the FASP handbook for laboratories to help ensure local screening services meet national standards.
The Screening tests for you and your baby: easy guides have been well received by health professionals and the public, an evaluation project has found.
New blood spot cards will start to be used from mid-October 2018.
Princess Royal University Hospital, in Kent, has made a very simple change that is having a big impact on improving early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening.
We are running a series of workshops about a review being carried out as part of the NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme.
Information about replacing our credit card sized collection of plastic resource cards which support midwives in their conversations about screening with women and their families, to facilitate informed choices.
One of the main roles of Public Health England's (PHE) screening quality assurance service (SQAS) is to carry out formal visits to antenatal and newborn screening services. SQAS works with professional and clinical advisors when visiting laboratories providing screening tests for: …