newborn screening

Moving antenatal and newborn screening information into the digital age

A close up of a women holding a newborn baby

Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Digital have begun an ongoing collaboration to move from printed invitation leaflets to online information, starting with antenatal and newborn screening.

Screening resource cards move online

A screen grab of the new online version of PHE's resource cards. The words at the top say 'antenatal and newborn screening resource.' There is a timeline of the various screening tests and when they should be carried out. In smaller text near the bottom it says 'Click image to watch animated version' and 'click to start' inside a blue button.

We have a published a new online version of our resource cards, giving information about screening offered in pregnancy and to babies.

Lab support service helps ensure best practice in sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

Project lead Robyn Parsons explains how the UK National Haemoglobinopathy Reference Laboratory in Oxford has provided a dedicated sickle cell and thalassaemia laboratory support service for antenatal and newborn laboratories and other healthcare professionals involved in the NHS SCT Screening Programme since 2010.