These documents provide clinical guidance and information for health professionals providing the NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP), and leaflets to provide and discuss with parents.
See the typical care pathways for newborns screened by the NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP). There are different protocols for well babies, and for those who have spent over 48 hours in SCBU or NICU.
Newborn hearing screening professionals must use the national service specifications, in conjunction with these documents, to ensure service consistency in England.
The national quality assurance team uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the performance of the antenatal and newborn screening programmes. Following the KPIs and standards for each programme ensures that all women and newborns receive an equitable screening experience.