Screening: antenatal, newborn and child screening programmes

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Fetal anomaly: Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s screening 7 February 2018

Improving quality in Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s screening laboratories

 

Shared learning aimed at labs that provide Down’s, Edwards’ and Patau’s screening Nadia Permalloo
Head of quality assurance development (clinical)
PHE Screening
nadia.permalloo@nhs.net
Newborn hearing 19 January 2018

Sharing best practice in newborn hearing screening to ensure early assessment of babies

 

A new report highlights best practice in newborn hearing screening Nadia Permalloo
Head of quality assurance development (clinical)
PHE Screening
nadia.permalloo@nhs.net
Newborn hearing 23 January 2018

How we’ve improved newborn hearing screening and reduced parental anxiety

What we learnt from the best performing newborn hearing screening sites in England Christopher H Brockbank
Clinical Lead (Audiology)
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals
Chris.Brockbank@lthtr.nhs.uk
Newborn hearing 31 January 2018

South East London Newborn Hearing Screening Programme is leading the way in KPI performance

 

A head of paediatric audiology shares some learning Jolanta McCall
Head of Paed Audiology/NHSP
Evelina London
Community Children’s Directorate
Southwark Hearing Support Service Manager
Jolanta.McCall@gstt.nhs.uk
Newborn hearing 2 February 2018

Bath’s newborn screening team scoops award for innovation

 

What a newborn screening team did to win a team of the month award

 

Victoria Mainstone
Local Manager
Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Royal United Hospital Bath
victoria.mainstone1@nhs.net
Newborn screening 11 May 2018

Report highlights best practice for newborn screening in neonatal intensive care units

A new survey report highlights best practice for newborn screening in non-maternity settings Jane Scarlett
Consultant in Public Health
Antenatal and Newborn Screening – London
Jane.Scarlett@nhs.netNadia Permalloo
Head of quality assurance development (clinical)
PHE Screening
nadia.permalloo@nhs.net
Sickle cell and thalassaemia 28 August 2018

Small change improves early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening – PHE screening

The local screening coordinator at Princess Royal University Hospital, part of King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Kent, talks about a very simple change having a big impact on early access Louise Frost
Local screening coordinator
louisefrost1@nhs.net
Child vision screening 26 September 2018

Our child vision screening resources – a year on – PHE screening

Highlights a suite of resources to support the commissioning and delivery of high quality vision screening for 4 to 5 year olds in England and also talks about success of child vision screening in Lancashire Nick Johnstone-Waddell
Public and professional information lead
PHE Screening
nick.johnstone-waddell@phe.gov.uk
Newborn hearing 09 October 2018

Importance of feedback in newborn hearing screening

 

A blog about some of the great work being done to promote the importance of newborn hearing screening Lynne Grey
Lynne.Grey@kgh.nhs.uk
Newborn hearing local coordinator
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust
Child vision screening 27 March 2019

Child vision screening: no change is needed to comply with GDPR

A reminder about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implications for child vision screening and clarification that schools do not need the permission of parents before they can share children’s data with the providers of school health services Karon McCarthy

 

Sickle cell and thalassaemia 5 April 2019

Screening’s partnership work with Sickle Cell Society benefits people with sickle cell disorders

How Sickle Cell Society’s partnership work with the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Society benefits people living with sickle cell disorders Matthew Neal
Communications and Social Media Officer
Sickle Cell Society
matthew.neal@sicklecellsociety.org
Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening 18 April 2019

Making sure pregnant women who screen positive for infectious diseases get best care

An antenatal and newborn screening co-ordinator explains the failsafe processes that help her team make sure pregnant women who screen positive for infectious diseases receive prompt and appropriate follow-up care Laura Keeble
laura.keeble@nhs.net 
 

Infectious diseases in pregnancy

26 April 2019

Successful IDPS laboratory workshop will now be held every year

NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme holds its first national workshop for screening laboratory staff Sonia Segalini
Screening QA Project Officer
sonia.segalini@phe.gov.uk 
Fetal anomaly, infectious diseases in pregnancy and sickle cell and thalassaemia 16 May 2019

Learning from the experiences of others in antenatal screening

Learning from screening incidents to improve antenatal screening programmes Nadia Permalloo
PHE Head of Screening Quality Assurance Development (Clinical)
Nadia.Permalloo@phe.gov.uk
Fetal anomaly screening 4 June 2019

Language matters, especially if you’re a health professional talking to parents-to-be

Two mums explain why words and terminology are so important when health professionals talk about Down’s syndrome, Edwards’ syndrome and Patau’s syndrome Colette Lloyd
Speech and Language Therapist
dcclloyd@yahoo.co.uk
Alison Pearson

SOFT UK Trustee
alisonpearson1@yahoo.com 
Antenatal and newborn screening

 

5 June 2019

Collaborative working improves screening for babies and mums in Cumbria

Workshop helps to improve working relationships and strengthen screening pathways Anne Edwards
Cumbria Child Health Information Services
Anne.Edwards13@nhs.netAnne.Edwards@cumbria.nhs.uk
Sickle cell and thalassaemia 6 June 2019

Sharing best practice to improve early access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

Audit results identify ways in which local screening providers are improving performance in achieving early access to screening Jamili Miah
NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme
jamili.miah@nhs.net 
Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening 14 June 2019

Improving timely access to sickle cell and thalassaemia screening – a personal account

One screening and immunisation coordinator explains how she worked with colleagues in Essex to improve early access to screening Hayley McCarthy
Screening and Immunisation Co-ordinator, Essex hayley.mccarthy@nhs.net 
 

NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme

19 June 2019

Important learning points from screening support sonographers’ workshops

Feedback from a workshop for screening sonographers highlighted a number of areas for shared learning and improvement. Liane Powell
Liane.powell@phe.gov.uk
Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia screening

 

3 October 2019

 

Best practice screening guidance for pregnancies resulting from egg or sperm donation

This blog article gives providers guidance on sickle cell and thalassaemia screening for women who are pregnant via egg donation. Amanda Hogan
NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia programme manager

PHE Screening
Amanda.hogan@phe.gov.uk 

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Last updated: 2/12/2019

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