Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Trust: antenatal and newborn screening

Executive summary of quality assurance visit to Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust held on 3 and 4 July 2017.


QA report: NHS antenatal and newborn screening programmes, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

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Quality assurance (QA) aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in diabetic eye screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to a consistent high quality service wherever they live.

QA visits are carried out by the Public Health England screening quality assurance service (SQAS).

The evidence for this report comes from:

  • routine monitoring of data collected by the NHS screening programmes
  • data and reports from external organisations
  • evidence submitted by the provider(s), commissioner and external organisations
  • information shared with the SQAS (West Midlands) as part of the visit process
Published 16 November 2017