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Resources for health professionals

We have produced a range of condition-specific information resources for health professionals. Click on the links to access information to support the screening programmes for phenylketonuria, congenital hypothyroidism, sickle cell diseasecystic fibrosis and medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency

Education and training materials, and information relating to consent and repeat blood spot samples are also available. There is also a 'frequently asked questions' page that bring together answers to common blood spot queries.

Ordering resources

As part of our move into Public Health England, we have relocated to new office premises and are unable at present to take any orders for printed resources apart from the ‘Guidelines for Newborn Blood Spot Sampling’ (A4 and A5 versions) and the ‘Once is Enough’ leaflet*. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused and will update you as soon as we can with the new procedure for ordering resources. In the meantime, all of our printed resources are available to download from the website. Many thanks for your understanding.

*These resources can be ordered in multiple copies, free of charge, from our distribution centre – please call 0191 496 9735 or email Alternatively, please place an order by contacting the screening helpdesk on 020 7164 2014.


Conditions screened for in the UK

The Programme Centre has issued an up-to-date table of conditions that are screened for in the UK. The table also gives the date when full implementation for each condition was completed. The table is correct as of August 2013 - a PDF to download is available below. Information is also available on the Screening Portal.


Newborn blood spot screening pathway

Newborn blood spot screening pathway

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