NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme. Marie Coughlin Screening Lead May 24 th 2010. Today’s Session. Third of 6 Antenatal & Newborn sessions throughout 2010. Reasons for Today’s Session. As a result of ChaMPs commissioned review of screening
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NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme
Marie Coughlin Screening Lead
May 24th 2010
Aim of programme including mission statement
Newborn Hearing Screening care pathways
Internal review and audit
Cross boundary cooperation/Service level agreements
Responsibility of the NHSP care programme centre
Planning for the future
Within the context of the Newborn Hearing Screening Programme the aim is to ensure that the whole screening pathway including associated follow on services is functional and safe.
Quality assurance which encompasses quality standards
Newborn Hearing Screening Sites are externally assessed via fourteen quality standards which have to be reached
Prevention of mistakes
Management of risk
Putting mechanisms in place to reduce mistakes
Parental satisfaction survey
Safe and functional IT systems
Transferring babies out to other sites in optimum time scales
Inclusion of other professionals
Ensuring that qualities are maintained over country
End of second cycle of QA visits, What now?
Originally 122 sites now 116
Sites working together
Lets make sure that we put our families first!