13 December 2012
Too many babies born with a cleft palate are being diagnosed late, causing unnecessary distress, the Royal College of Surgeons says. Click on the title above for the link to the full BBC news article and the CRANE report.
2 August 2012
BINOCAR has launched the second annual surveillance report using data from six regional registers and two disease specific registers for 2010. Click on the title above for a link to the report, executive summary and press release and for the media coverage of this report.
2 May 2012
All babies should be screened at birth for heart defects using a cheap simple test that will pick up three out of four affected infants. Click on the title above for the link to the full Daily Mail news story.
17 February 2012
An investigation has been called after five babies in the same street in Kent were found to have the same rare birth defect, gastroschisis. Click on the title above for the link to the full BBC news story.
6 February 2012
The paper using NorCAS data entitled 'Peri-conception hyperglycaemia and nephropathy are associated with risk of congenital anomaly in women with pre-existing diabetes: a population-based cohort study' has been published in the February issue of the journal Diabetologia.
14 December 2011
BINOCAR has launched the first annual surveillance report using data from five regional registers and two disease specific registers for 2009. Click on the title above for a link to the report, executive summary and press release and for the media coverage of this report.
5 August 2010
HQIP has agreed to fund BINOCAR for one year to carry out congenital anomaly surveillance for those areas covered by regional registers for England and Wales.
2 March 2010
The statistics published for 2008 are the last in an annual series dating back over forty years.
19 July 2005
BINOCAR has released a press statement with respect to the Chief Medical Officer's annual report that reported an almost two-fold increase in the number of births of babies with the gastroschisis in England and Wales over the past 10 years.
6 October 2004
BINOCAR has released a press statement with respect to the 'Week In Week Out' programme that was screened on BBC Wales on Tuesday 5 October 2004.