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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 sickle cell disease (SCD), cystic fibrosis (CF), congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) and several inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs).
  • July 2014 Newsletter

    This issue of the programme newsletter includes an update on the four new conditions that will be added in early 2015, the failsafe solution, tackling avoidable repeats, new CF and CHT laboratory handbooks and the usual summary of news from across the UK NSC and NHS Screening Programmes.
  • Revised 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.
  • 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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