Antenatal Screening


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Advisory Panel

Jo Alexander
Professor of Midwifery, University of Bournemouth
Kate Bennett
Parent Member and Trustee of ARC
Martin Bobrow
Professor of Genetics, Cambridge University
Caroline Dickinson
GP, Caversham Group Practice, Kentish Town
Joanie Dimavicius
Retired Director, Antenatal Results and Choices Support Group (ARC)
Jo Garcia
Institute of Child Health
Jane Fisher
Director of Antenatal Results and Choices (ARC)
Jane Sandall
Professor of Midwifery and Women's Health, Kings College, London
Jane Taylor
Patient Representative
Sandra Anglin
Programme Implementation Manager, NHS Haemoglobinopathy Screening Programme
Professor Elizabeth Anionwu
Head of Mary Seacole Centre for Nursing
Susan Bewley
Consultant in Obstetrics / Maternal-Fetal-Medicine, Guy's and St Thomas Hospital, London
Tricia Boyd
Prenatal Diagnosis Co-ordinato, ORH
Theresa Marteau
Professor of Health Psychology, Kings College, London
Rachel Rowe
Researcher, NPEU
Tom Shakespeare
Director of Outreach, Policy and Ethics & Life Sciences Research Institute, Newcastle

Healthtalkonline would like to thank ARC, NCT, Pat Ward -Down's Syndrome Screening Programme, Assoc for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus, Down's Heart Group, Evelina Children's Heart Organisation, Allyson Williams & members of our GP network for help with recruitment.

Supported by:
UK National Screening Committee


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