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Newborn ALD Screening Study

November 2022

Summary Report Available to View Our study involved both a survey and individual interviews to capture attitudes and opinions about whether ALD should be included as part of the newborn screening programme.

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NHS England Genomics Strategy: What does it mean?

October 2022

NHS genomics developments give hope to critically ill newborn babies and children but do not address urgent need for newborn screening for leukodystrophy In response to the recent news this week of the launch of NHS England’s first ever strategy for genomics we wanted to provide information to help make sense of the announcement in terms for what it means for our community.

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September is Newborn Screening Awareness Month 👣

September 2022

We are campaigning for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) to be added to the newborn screening programme 💙 Although our application to the Newborn Screening Consultation was previously unsuccessful, we continue to implement projects to gather evidence to support our next application. This includes a study in collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University to find out ‘The psychosocial impact on parents of having a child diagnosed with Childhood Cerebral Adrenoleukodystrophy (CCALD)’. More recently we are working in collaboration with Genetic Alliance to carry out a Scoping Study to capture attitudes and opinions about whether X-ALD should be included as part of the newborn screening programme.

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