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Date: Wednesday 13th December 2006
Time: 14:00 - 16:30, Buffet from 13:00
Venue: Perinatal Institute, Crystal Court.  Click here for a map (Adobe PDF)

Perinatal Forum: Contingency Screening for Down's syndrome

The Perinatal Institute has developed a 3-stage contingency model of screening for Down’s syndrome which will enable the West Midlands to achieve the National Screening Committee’s standards of performance for 2007, despite the limited ultrasound resources of the region. With NSC funding, this method has been piloted at Stafford General Hospital to assess the feasibility and acceptability for women and professionals.

This special Forum will present the promising findings from the pilot, and raise the issues which need to be addressed for any region-wide implementation.

13:00 Buffet / Refreshments
14:00 Introduction and background
Jason Gardosi, Regional Perinatal Screening Lead

Implementation and Evaluation in Practice
Sharon Hodgkiss, Regional Antenatal Screening Co-ordinator
Ann Tonks, Project Manager, West Midlands Perinatal Institute



Perspectives from Women and Professionals
Dawn Bailey, Local Antenatal Screening Co-ordinator
Lynne Ball, Principal Sonographer
Wendy Hayes, Community Midwifery Manager
Mid-Staffs General Hospitals NHS Trust

15.45 Contingency and the National Screening Programme
Pat Ward, Programme Director, National Screening Committee
16.00 General Discussion and Regional Plans
16:30 Close


Registration fee £20 includes lunch, refreshments and certificate of attendance for CPD.

To register please download and complete the booking form, and send with a cheque (made payable to ‘Perinatal Institute’) to:

Sharon Brown, PA Perinatal Screening Team
The Perinatal Institute,
Crystal Court,
Aston Cross,
B6 5RQ

Tel 0121 687 3470
email :

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt.


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