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Patient and Public Members needed for the NHSE London Antenatal and Newborn Screening Board

27/04/2017

NHS England (London) is seeking to recruit up to six people, acting in a voluntary capacity, to help develop and improve London Antenatal and Newborn Screening Services.

The NHS Antenatal and Newborn Screening Programmes aim to identify pregnancies and babies at increased risk of developing life threatening, life limiting or other serious conditions. Parents of these babies can then be offered information, further tests and appropriate treatment to reduce their risk and/or any complications arising from the disease or condition. These programmes are commissioned to meet national standards, described here.

The Antenatal and Newborn Screening Board steers and oversees the NHS Screening Programmes in London. The main purpose of the role is to bring the voice of patients and the public to Board discussions. In the past two years, Patient and Public Members on the Board have suggested areas for development work which NHSEL has undertaken, including a Health Equity Audit of Early Booking arrangements across London and a review of services for women and families following a diagnosis of fetal abnormality. A review of information and support available for women with learning difficulties is currently being planned. This is therefore a unique opportunity to contribute to the Board's work and help improve screening services in London.

For more information and an informal discussion, please contact:
Dr Jane Scarlett Consultant in Public Health Antenatal and Newborn Screening Jane.Scarlett@nhs.net Phone 011380 70999 Mobile 07876 859 534
You can find out more about the roles and how to apply on the Involvement Hub here. The closing date for applications is Friday 12th May 2017.

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