News archive - February 2012
29 February 2012
New page for parents' screening stories
One of the things we think parents might appreciate is a chance to share their screening stories, good or bad. We have created a new page on the website where parents can read screening stories written by other parents and find out how to get in touch if they would like to share their story.
15 February 2012
UKNSPC 10th anniversary contributions
The Programme Centre celebrates its 10th anniversary on 1st April 2012. We are planning to mark the occasion with a special edition of the FootPrint newsletter and a website feature. We are asking screening colleagues for a small paragraph describing their experiences of working with the UKNSPC, highlighting any key milestones. If you would like to contribute, please email Satveer at email@example.com. Many thanks.
10 February 2012
Changes to the current policy for CHT screening in preterm infants - education and training resources available
The CHT Preterm Repeat Policy Implementation Group has developed a range of education and training resources and a transition plan to support decommissioning the old policy and implementing the new. Please see the Changes to the current policy for CHT screening in preterm infants page.
1 February 2012
2010-11 Annual Report
The 2010-11 Annual Report of the UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre for NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening summarises the many achievements and challenges of a busy and productive year.
Key achievements highlighted in the very first Programme Centre Annual Report include the pilot of a 'Failsafe' Information System, the mandating of the NHS number (England) for use on all blood spot cards as a unique patient identifier, a review of the Phenylketonuria Clinical Referral Standards and Guidelines and securing a British Paediatric Surveillance Unit (BPSU) study on congenital hypothyroidism.
During 2010-11, just over 814,000 babies were reported to have been screened, 1,547 of whom were reported to have a positive screening result that required urgent referral for further tests to confirm diagnosis and to start treatment, if required. Thank you to all that have contributed to the success of our screening programmes.
Visit our new 'Annual Reports' page to view the report.