Welcome to the Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme

The 'Heel Prick Test' screens all newborn babies for six rare conditions. The screening ensures that any babies with these rare conditions are identified and treated as early as possible. Read more about the Newborn Bloodspot Screening Programme by choosing from the options below - including the topic of Stored Newborn Screening Cards

Information for parents and guardians

Information for parents/guardians - how the test is done, and how you can help your baby

Taking a sample on the screening card

Information for health professionals and sample takers - guidelines and practice information for all healthcare workers involved in the programme

Parent reading information leaflet

Download leaflets and resources - Parent Information and Consent Forms. Read the Bloodspot Annual Report 2012.pdf (size 79.2 KB)