Guidance

NHS numbers for newborn screening: specification for the blood spot card label

This specification defines requirements for generating standard sticky labels with newborns' NHS numbers, to complete the newborn blood spot screening card.

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NHS numbers for newborn screening: output based specification for the blood spot card label

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This output based specification (OBS) is for producing standard sticky labels, so all maternity units can print labels with the NHS number both in numeric format and as a linear barcode.

Maternity units should produce a sticky label with a barcoded NHS number. All newborn blood spot (NBS) screening cards should have this label.

All maternity units must send their labels to the NBS programme for verification.

Published 14 November 2014