Population screening programmes – guidance

Newborn hearing screening programme: standards

The NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP) standards for 2016 to 2017, and the 2010 post screening pathway standards.

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This document defines the standards for the NHS newborn hearing screening programme (NHSP).

Public Health England does not have a remit to set standards for paediatric audiology, medical or early intervention services, so the pathway beyond the point of referral is not part of the current programme standards.

For your reference: see the Quality standards in the NHS newborn hearing screening programme, July 2010 which describe the entire screening pathway up to, including, and beyond the point of referral to paediatric audiology, medical or intervention services.