NIHR: Parents of newborn babies not aware of consequences of screening

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 3/10/2017

Description

A team of University of Manchester researchers have found that changes are urgently needed in how parents are informed about newborn bloodspot screening to ensure they understand it and its consequences for them and their baby.

The research, which will be launched on 2 October at The University, suggests changes could be made which would not only ensure parents are better informed, but which could be more cost-effective than current practice.

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/parents-of-newborn-babies-not-aware-of-consequences-of-screening/

Media coverage

TitleParents of newborn babies not aware of consequences of screening
Media name/outletNIHR
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date3/10/17
DescriptionA team of University of Manchester researchers have found that changes are urgently needed in how parents are informed about newborn bloodspot screening to ensure they understand it and its consequences for them and their baby.

The research, which will be launched on 2 October at The University, suggests changes could be made which would not only ensure parents are better informed, but which could be more cost-effective than current practice.
URLhttps://www.nihr.ac.uk/news/parents-of-newborn-babies-could-be-better-informed-about-screening/7013?diaryentryid=26453
PersonsTina Lavender, Fiona Ulph, Katherine Payne, Rebecca Bennett, Kieran Walshe, Stephen Roberts, Nimarta Dharni, Stuart Wright