Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening: standards

Screening standards for the NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme (IDPS).

Applies to England



These documents present the national screening standards for the NHS infectious diseases in pregnancy screening (IDPS) programme.

The most recent standards apply to data collected from 1 April 2023 onwards. They replace previous versions.

See Population screening: our approach to screening standards for the consistent approach taken to screening standards across all 11 NHS screening programmes.

Updates to this page

Published 1 September 2010
Last updated 7 February 2023 + show all updates
  1. Infectious diseases in pregnancy screening standards valid for data collected has been updated and now reads to 1 April 2023 Supporting information has also been updated

  2. Removal of pathway and themes diagram.

  3. Updated programme standards valid for reporting data from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

  4. Added updated standards valid from 1 April 2018.

  5. Publication of 2016 to 2017 standards for the NHS Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening Programme, including removal of rubella susceptibility screening in pregnancy.

  6. First published.

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