BINOCAR Registers

British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers


Welcome to BINOCAR


Who are we?


We are a group of regional and disease-specific registers collecting information about congenital anomalies occurring in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.


This website provides information for health professionals, parents and other members of the public, in partnership with EUROCAT.



What is a congenital anomaly?


A congenital anomaly is defined as any defect present at delivery, probably originating before birth, and includes structural, chromosomal, genetic and biochemical defects and malformations.



Scientific Meeting

Congenital Anomaly Registers: Maximizing a valuable resource


Tuesday 7th October 2014 - Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea


Click here to see the programme, download the booking form, or download the abstract submission form.


Forthcoming events

June 26


 EUROCAT Regsitry

 Leaders' Meeting



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Latest report


BINOCAR 2011 Full Report 2011


 Executive Summary


 Press release






Down's pregnancy blood test on trial

1 November 2013

A simple blood test during pregnancy which can detect Down's syndrome in the developing fetus is to be trialled by the NHS.  It could significantly reduce the number of women needed invasive testing, which can cause miscarriage.  Click on the title above for the link to the full BBC news story.


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