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Welcome to the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme

  • Welcome

    The programme has responsibility for developing, implementing and maintaining a high quality, uniform screening programme for all newborn babies and their parents. Screening is offered for phenylketonuria (PKU), congenital hypothyroidism (CHT), sickle cell disease (SCD), cystic fibrosis (CF) and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency (MCADD).
  • December 2013 Newsletter

    This issue of the programme newsletter includes the award-winning failsafe system, the new consultation to extend the number of conditions screened for, details of the new programme team and the publication of key performance indicators.
  • New CHT preterm repeat policy

    Find out more about the revised policy for CHT screening in preterm infants. The policy was implemented in all four UK countries on 1 April 2012.
  • Information for the public

    An introduction to newborn blood spot screening for parents and parents-to-be and the answers to some of your questions.
  • Resources for health professionals

    Browse our resources for health professionals. These include the screening pathway and condition specific materials.
  • New blood spot sampling guidelines

    These guidelines aim to support healthcare professionals in obtaining good quality samples and reducing the need for repeat samples.

      
 
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