Criticism over NHS Down’s syndrome test availability

According to BBC new, a new screening test for Down’s syndrome is still not available across the Welsh NHS, six years after guidelines said it should be.

In 2008 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) said all pregnant women should be offered the ultrasound scan and blood test. But currently only patients in north Wales are offered screening. The Welsh government said introducing the test across Wales had been “challenging”.

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