newborn screening

Student midwives – tell us what you think of our screening resource packs

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. …

Get animated about our new screening resource

Parents look at newborn baby. Words say: 'you can decide which tests are right for you and your baby.'

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.

Level 3 diploma for newborn hearing screeners has been well received in Birmingham

"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.