Press release

430,000 babies to be screened for five extra rare conditions in newborn screening pilot

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

More than 400,000 babies will be screened for debilitating, rare inherited conditions as part of a ground-breaking pilot to see if more rare illnesses can be identified early on and get babies the best treatment possible so they stand a good chance of leading long, happy lives.