Welcome to the NHSP website Audiology homepage. I will do my best to keep this updated with information and news relevant to those working in Audiology. Please contact us with news, comments and suggestions.
1. Audiology News - Latest
28/3/13 Revised Guidance on ABR testing in babies v2.1 March 2013
A major revision of this document, which replaces the 2010 version
The Early Assessment guidance is also currently in the final stages of an extensive revision - likely release dat is now June/July 2013 (to coincide with new eSP release).
1/2/13 Advice on Entering ABR thresholds into DSL software
prepared by Rachel Feirn, on behalf of NHSP Clinical Group
4/2/13 New version of ABR Review Spreadsheet v10
updated by Guy Lightfoot and Graham Sutton. We have simplified the form by removing the 'agree exactly' rows, added dropdowns for transducer, outcome and other required fields, combined the click column with CM, and made some modifications to the improvement indicator choices.
3. ABR Peer Review
ABR QI Pilot projects .
This project ran in East of England and Greater Manchester from June 2009 to May 2011. See full report
. The results demonstrates the value of peer review in quality improvement. As a result we now have a clearer view of future peer review
This ABR review form
(excel spreadsheet) is designed for external peer review. UPDATED TO V10 AT 04 FEB 2013. Please feel free to use it if it is helpful. Please let us know of any comments, suggestions, problems or questions about its use.
4. Audiological Guidelines & Protocols, Calibration & Equipment, etc
The NHSP Clinical Group regularly develops and updates guidelines, protocols and information relating to:
5. ABR & OAE Discussion Forum
This is a moderated forum to give audiologists the opportunity to contribute to discussions and post questions or problems, share information and ideas, raise points for discussion, and get advice from identified experts
NB: Please do not post any patient identifiable information in the forum.Login is required.
Click here to access the 'ABR & OAE forum'
6. NHSP Clinical Group
The NHSP Clinical Group develops and reviews clinical protocols & guidance for the Programme. We also have a remit to advise on other clinical policy and practice issues relating to the programme.
Current members are: Graham Sutton (Chairman), Sally Wood, Rachel Booth, Siobhan Brennan, Rachel Feirn (nee Foley), Guy Lightfoot, Rhys Meredith, Sally Minchom, Glynnis Parker, & Tony Sirimanna.
Please contact any of us if you have a question or subject to raise.
7. Further Help
If you are an audiologist working within the NHSP, further information is available within the extranet area of this website. If you do not have a login password please contact your NHSP Local Manager. If you cannot find the answer to your question within the website please contact the NHSP Helpdesk (phone: 0161 618 1777).
If you have any comments or suggestions for these pages please contact us.