1. Information for health and other professionals
The NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme works in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders – parents, charities, support groups, healthcare and early intervention professionals as well as representative and professional bodies. The NHSP stakeholders are important in supporting our aim of identifying all children born with moderate to profound permanent bilateral deafness within 4-5 weeks of birth and ensuring the provision of safe, high quality, age-appropriate assessments and world class support for deaf children and their families.
We provide information to support our partnerships in the following areas:
Other support areas:
2. NHS Screening: Doing More Good than Harm video
A 3½ minute video, narrated by Martyn Lewis, giving an excellent overview of screening using examples from the newborn blood spot and newborn hearing programmes.
Filmed for the NICE annual conference in December 2009.
Click here to access: NHS Screening: Doing More Good than Harm video
3. Health Knowledge eLearn module on Screening
The new Health Knowledge module on screening is an excellent, really easy to understand, ‘interactive learning module’ covering all the basics of screening. It has been developed by Dr Angela Raffle who has many many years of experience in screening. It is split into chapters so that it is easy to work through.
This comprehensive yet succinct module on screening will help the experienced practitioner to expand their teaching methods, and it will get the novice up to speed on the evaluation and delivery of screening. The first part covers evidence about screening, and the second part (to be added March 2010) will comprise four further chapters covering skills relating to application of this evidence in daily practice.