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

PHE Screening
Floor 5
Wellington House
133-155 Waterloo Road

London
SE1 8UG

The helpdesk is not for media enquiries and does not have access to screening results. For queries about results, contact your GP or local screening service. Order screening leaflets at www.gov.uk/phe/screening-leaflets.

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