Our statement on Philip Hammond’s recent comments on Britain’s productivity

Philip Hammond recently commented that Britain’s sluggish productivity could partly be blamed on more disabled people in the workforce. It would be interesting to know where he got this information from. An external evaluation of WorkFit, the DSA’s employment programme, found that companies who have members of staff with Down’s syndrome on their payroll reported […]

Literature review on the impact of NIPT published

A literature review entitled Has non-invasive prenatal testing impacted termination of pregnancy and live birth rates of infants with Down syndrome? written by Hill, Barrett, Choolani, Lewis, Fisher & Chitty has been published. While the DSA acknowledges that the offer of prenatal testing for Down’s syndrome is a routine part of antenatal care, we are […]

DSA working with Down’s Syndrome Scotland and Royal College of Obsteticians and Gynaecologists on new training resource for maternity professionals

As part of its on going Tell It Right® campaign, the Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is working together with Down’s Syndrome Scotland and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to help raise awareness of Down’s syndrome in the field of fetal medicine. The three organisations are developing a proposal for a new eLearning resource with […]