We have reviewed and updated the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme standards. The updated 2017 to 2018 NHSP standards have an implementation date of 1 April 2018.
If you’re reading this then you’ve hopefully seen the PHE ‘screening resource pack for student midwives'. We send it out every year to all universities in England and ask midwifery tutors to give a set to all new starter students. …
We have worked with the NHS Choices video team and an animation company to produce a new screening animation, which in just 2 ½ minutes explains all the types of screening offered during pregnancy and for newborn babies.
We are pleased to announce that an updated version (5.7) of NIPE SMART will be available to users on 13 February.
A new pathway that has transformed postnatal care earned the newborn screening team at the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust the team of the month award.
Jolanta McCall, of the South East London Newborn Hearing Screening Programme, describes how her service is leading the way in NH2 KPI performance.
The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme screens babies during the first few weeks of their lives to find those who are born with hearing loss.
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.