Newborn Screening for SMA

Programmes are beginning to be trialled in other parts of the world. In the UK, the National Screening Committee reviews whether such a programme should happen here. We submitted our views in September 2018 and are working with Genetic Alliance on a Patient Charter for access.
 

Screening News Updates

2019

18th February:
National programme for carrier or newborn screening for SMA not recommended by UK National Screening Committee (NSC)

2018

13th November:
SMA UK BUSY HEADING OUT AND ABOUT
 

11th September:
Our Response To The UK National Screening Committee Review of Screening for SMA
 

3rd August:
‚ÄčWHAT ARE YOUR VIEWS ON SCREENING NEWBORNS FOR SMA?

SMA and Screening: The Views of Families - The Imagining Futures Research

Dr. Felicity Boardman’s Project Report

In April 2017, Felicity was appointed to the Foetal, Maternal and Child Health Reference group of the National Screening Committee and will be directly inputting on the literature review for the next national screening consultation due soon. The review will include her research. You can read her report and what subsequent work is taking place, here.