Infectious Diseases Service Framework
The Infectious Diseases Service Framework is available to download from the UK Screening Portal. This guidance provides an in-depth description of the commissioning framework for Infectious Diseases. Please note that this document has been updated to reflect the publication of the Serious Incidents guidance.
Download v1.2 of the document, updated in May 2011.
Failsafe is a back-up mechanism, in addition to usual care, which ensures if something goes wrong in the screening pathway, processes are in place to (i) identify what is going wrong and (ii) what action follows to ensure a safe outcome. This document on the right describes the failsafe processes for the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme.