Report highlights how best performing newborn hearing screening sites ensure early assessment of screen-positive babies in audiology.
From 31 March 2018, Health Education England funding will no longer be available to support screening staff to complete or start the certificate of assessing vocational achievement qualification.
"I do feel that I have learnt a lot through working within a clinical environment - much more than I would have done without doing the diploma - so this has definitely developed my role as Newborn Hearing Screener. It has given me confidence and broadened my knowledge."
The level 3 Diploma for Health Screeners launched on 1 April 2016. This national qualification is now a requirement for non-professionally regulated staff working in abdominal aortic aneurysm screening, diabetic eye screening and newborn hearing screening.
We have published a new user guide for the newborn blood spot failsafe solution on GOV.UK.
The East Lancashire NHS Trust recognised the importance of developing its staff and provided the funding for existing qualified screeners to complete the level 3 diploma for health screeners to further their personal professional development.
The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme (NIPE) held 5 regional events across the country to update health professionals involved in the the national 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.
When you take consent for newborn blood spot (NBS) screening, you need to know about residual blood spots and be able to talk to parents about them. This blog will help you do this.
More than 80% of trusts in England are now using the NIPE SMART IT system for recording information relating to the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE).
I try to do the best I can for every baby and mother I see each day, so that any baby who may have a hearing loss is picked up early and can receive the treatment and support they need.