The IDPS Programme Board was established by the UK National Screening Committee with the aim of developing and...
The IDPS Programme Board was established by the UK National Screening Committee with the aim of developing and maintaining an up to date policy and implementation framework for antenatal infectious diseases screening in England. To contribute to this remit it was agreed that a baseline mapping of service provision should be undertaken as an aid to critical reflection on the way in which the 2003 standards have been implemented.
This report describes a mapping exercise conducted by the regional screening teams and the Sickle Cell & Thalassaemia screening programme during 2008/9. All 181 obstetric maternity units in England took part in the mapping exercise.
The project found many areas of good practice in both screening programmes along with generic themes of common concern. In identifying gaps throughout the pathway, the findings of this national report have raised issues which have been considered during the revision of the 2003 programme standards.
Regional sub-reports are being produced that will further contribute to the implementation of the new national standards by the regional teams in each SHA area during 2011/12.
Limited printed copies will be distributed by the Regional Teams.