News archive - May 2011
31 May 2011
Primary Care 2011
The UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre, UK National Screening Committee and other English national screening programmes were at the Primary Care 2011 conference last week, speaking to over 2,000 health professionals and handing out screening information on all eight of the screening programmes in England.
Many thanks to everyone we met for making it such an enjoyable and worthwhile event and we hope to see even more of you next time.
24 May 2011
Consultation now closed: Second proposal to change current policy of repeat testing for CHT in preterm infants
The consultation period began on Tuesday 24th May, 2011 and lasted for four weeks in accordance with the NICE consultation period for short clinical guidelines. The closing date for responses was Tuesday 21st June, 2011.
Please follow the link below to view the consultation:
The findings will be reported shortly.
23 May 2011
Changes to leaflet distribution
The process for ordering the UK NSC's English antenatal and newborn screening leaflets is changing. From 30 June, orders should no longer be made through Health Promotion Units or the DH Publications Orderline but though Harlow Printing.
Full details can be downloaded from the ordering information page.
Please ensure that you are prepared for these changes. Any questions should be directed to Nic Rosen.
5 May 2011
Once is enough...get it right the first time
A new leaflet is available focused on reducing the number of repeat sample requests due to poor sample quality or incorrect/incomplete information on the blood spot card.
This leaflet forms part of our 'Once is Enough' campaign which also reinforces the use of the baby's NHS number on every blood spot sample taken.
Hardcopies are available of this leaflet in limited supply. Please contact email@example.com for some to be posted to you.