Newborn Infant Physical Examination NIPE Test
After the birth of your baby, you will be offered a newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) which is a thorough examination of your baby looking at their eyes, heart, hips and testicles in boys.
A hearing screen is also offered. This helps to identify babies who have permanent hearing loss as early as possible so parents can get the support and advice they need right from the start. Carrying out this test helps to make sure babies develop communication skills and a strong relationship with their parents or carers from an early age.