Guidance

Newborn blood spot screening: failsafe solution user guide

How to use the newborn blood spot screening failsafe solution (NBSFS) — the national IT system — to minimise risk to babies.

Documents

NBSFS user guide

NBSFS record query form

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NBSFS quick reference guide

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NBSFS training guide maternity users

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NBSFS training guide laboratory users

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NBSFS training guide child health users

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NBSFS site guide

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NBSFS new user request form

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NBSFS cross border access authorisation form

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NBS failsafe processes between Wales and England

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NBS failsafe processes between Scotland and England

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Details

The NBSFS is an IT system that minimises the risk of babies missing, or having delayed, newborn blood spot (NBS) screening.

This user guide includes:

  • processes between England and Wales/Scotland
  • forms, for example to request a new user or query a record
  • operational level agreements
  • quick reference guide
  • training guides
Published 31 October 2017
Last updated 26 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated user guide, failsafe processes between Wales and England, automated notes, feedback form and record query form to reflect changes introduced following an upgrade to the system.
  2. First published.