Welcome to the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme
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.