Collection

Newborn blood spot screening programme: standards and data

The screening programme collects data on how well the programme works, and publishes an annual report on the results.

Data submission templates

Child health records departments and screening laboratories must collect data against 12 specific standards.

The newborn blood spot screening programme uses these standards to determine how well the programme is running, and where the programme needs improvement.

Contact

Previous data and performance analysis reports are available from the screening helpdesk.

NHS population screening helpdesk

Public Health England Zone B
Floor 2 Skipton House
80 London Road

London
SE1 6LH

Please note the helpdesk is not for media enquiries.

The helpdesk and national programmes do not have access to screening results.

For information on screening results, please contact your GP or local screening service.

Parents: contact your midwife or health visitor to get your child’s results.

Health professionals: contact the local screening team, screening laboratory or local child health records department.

Standards

Child health records departments and screening laboratories must collect data against 12 specific standards.

Data collection

The newborn blood spot screening programme uses the standards to measure performance.

The data dictionary is a tool to help fill in the data collection forms.

Access data reports

The NBS screening committee publishes an annual report analysing performance data:

Published 1 January 2015