An evaluation of our Screening tests for you and your baby easy guides will help us to share good practice that will benefit pregnant women with learning disabilities across the country.
We are pleased to publish the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
We have published the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP). It covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and provides feedback on completeness of data submission and performance against the national standards.
We have launched a period of consultation on the draft NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme handbook.
We have updated our national guidance on counselling and referral for prenatal diagnosis for women and couples at risk of having a baby with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia major.
Early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening and the early offer of prenatal diagnosis (PND) is important in giving women and couples time to consider their options.
We’re pleased to announce the publication of an updated version of the antenatal laboratory handbook for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.
We have recently updated and published a one page summary for healthcare professionals explaining which newborn screening tests can be offered at different ages if any of these were initially missed.
As part of a wider investigation into why women are tested late, we commissioned the UK Thalassaemia Society (UKTS) and Sickle Cell Society (SCS) to carry out face to face interviews with women and couples who had recent experience of the SCT programme.
I’m the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Lead at Northampton General Hospital and Kettering General Hospital. For the past year I’ve been on secondment as national project lead for the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme.
Today is World Hepatitis Day, which makes it the right time to highlight the work of the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening (IDPS) Programme on hepatitis B.