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Proposed changes to NIPE hip screening pathway

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NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination hip screening consultation responses

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Responses to NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination Programme hip screening consultation questions.


Proposals to change the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) hip screening pathway. This consultation closed on 27 June 2018.

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Consultation description

The NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination (NIPE) programme screens newborn babies within 72 hours of birth, and then once again between 6 and 8 weeks of age, for conditions relating to their eyes, heart, hips and testes.

An expert hip screening working group has proposed changes to the NIPE hip screening pathway. Stakeholders are asked to comment on these changes.

Comments to be received no later than 12pm on Wednesday 27 June 2018.

Please tell us:

  • what you think of the proposed changes
  • if you agree or disagree with the proposals
  • any suggestions you have to improve any of the proposed changes
  • if you have any further comments or want to make any alternative suggestions on:

    • any of the proposals
    • the current hip screening pathway
    • hip screening standards or clinical guidance

Please respond, including your name, job title and organisation:


Published 16 May 2018