We blogged in September about the need for NHS maternity service providers to consider their options for replacing the free printed family origin questionnaire (FOQ) antenatal screening form when it is phased out next year. The NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) …
Read about how NHS breast screening services can set up a reminder service to automatically send appointment reminders by text message.
Updates from some of the early adopter sites who piloted giving out digital information about antenatal and newborn screening rather than physical leaflets at the start of the year.
You can now use short, memorable web addresses to direct people to all the NHS screening information for the public on GOV.UK.
We have updated and published in accessible digital format the national NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia (SCT) Screening Programme information about being a carrier of a sickle cell, thalassamia or other unusual haemoglobin gene. These digital leaflets provide pregnant women …
Directing people to digital information about NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes should now be business as usual.
Newly published guidance includes 30 principles for the effective use of text messaging within the NHS screening programmes.
Screening tests for you and your baby: babies in special care units publication updated in accessible digital format.
Antenatal screening providers should be developing plans to replace the national printed family origin questionnaire from spring 2021 onwards.
Support and next steps for local NHS AAA screening providers in making transition to digital information.