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Fetal Anomaly

 

The objectives of the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (NHS FASP) are to offer screening to eligble women in England for Down's (trisomy 21), Edwards' (trisomy 18) or Patau's (trisomy 13) syndromes; and to offer screening for 11 specific fetal structural anomalies via ultrasound scan between 18+0 to 20+6 weeks.

NHS FASP has developed a number of interactive resources, created to support decision making and informed choice regarding Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndrome screening and the 18+0 to 20+6 weeks fetal anomaly scan.

 

1. e-Learning Modules

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2. Screening Support Sonographer Resources

NHS FASP have developed a number of combined screening resources providing training for competency in the measurement of nuchal translucency (NT) and crown-rump length (CRL). In this section you will find:

NHS FASP has produced electronic versions for CRL and NT score sheets, red flag action plans - both bias and throughput, also a practice logbook for the new practitioner and 'return to practice' forms. All available in the NHS FASP Ultrasound Practitioner's Handbook, April 2015, pages 51-56 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fetal-anomaly-screening-ultrasound-practitioners-handbook

These charts have also been produced separately to the handbook to support the Screening Support Sonographer (SSS) in their role of internal quality assurance; regular departmental review of images. They can all be downloaded below.

The role of the SSS is described fully on page 13 and further information on the use of these sheets is available on pages 14- 25 of the NHS FASP Programme Handbook

A copy of the NT diagnostic plot is also available for your use below.

 

3. FMF-FASP Basic fetal echocardiography online training resource

The FMF-FASP fetal echocardiography online training resource is an interactive learning tool designed to reflect the Fetal Cardiac Screening Protocol which forms part of the ultrasound ‘base menu’ included within the NHS FASP 18+0 to 20+6 weeks Fetal Anomaly Scan National Standards. The resource has been produced in collaboration with Professor Lindsey Allan, Kings College Hospital and the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF).  There is a guide providing more information about the resource which can be found on the Fetal Medicine Foundation (FMF) website.

 

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This website no longer has the most up-to-date information about education and training for the NHS screening programmes.

Read the NHS population screening: education and training page on GOV.UK for guidance and resources.

Access e-learning for all NHS Screening Programmes on Health Education England's e-learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) website.