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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

If you would like to order free copies of either the ‘Guidelines for Newborn Blood Spot Sampling’ (A4 and A5 versions) or the ‘Once is Enough’ leaflet, please call 0191 496 9735 or email

If you would like to order any other leaflets (including the CF suspected/carrier leaflets) please contact the screening helpdesk who will forward your request to a member of the programme team.


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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