Newborn screening tests

Thousands of babies in six areas across the country are to be screened for five rare diseases which - undetected - cause severe disability. Around 430,000 newborns will be tested in the one-year study, which is being launched today.

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Newborn screening tests 'to make a big difference to children's lives'

If they are not diagnosed early in life sometimes the consequences can be quite devastating.

We hope that this evaluation will provide valuable new insights making a big difference to the lives of a number of children and we value your support.

– Dr Jim Bonham, Sheffield Trust

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