Welcome to the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme
The UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre 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).
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.
10th anniversary of the programme
The programme celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Read congratulatory messages from screening colleagues and parents and find out more in the latest edition of FootPrint.
New blood spot sampling guidelines
These guidelines aim to support healthcare professionals in obtaining good quality samples and reducing the need for repeat samples.
New data report
The 2010-11 Data Collection and Performance Analysis Report is now available.