Newborn and infant physical screening: quality improvement

Guidance for providers and commissioners to improve quality in the NHS newborn and infant physical examination screening programme.


Newborn and infant physical examination quality improvement guidance

NIPE quality improvement: good practice model

NIPE quality improvement process audit checklist

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This document describes the joint work undertaken by the NHS newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) screening programme national team and the screening quality assurance service (SQAS).

It includes:

  • the background to NIPE screening incidents
  • tools to assess maternity services against national NIPE screening pathways

It also includes guidance on identifying NIPE screening incidents in order to improve national consistency of response.

Published 29 June 2018