News archive - January 2011
18 January 2011
Consultation now closed on standards for offer, coverage and timely identification of untested babies
The UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre asked stakeholders to consult on a revision of the current standards on offer, uptake and coverage of newborn blood spot screening in order to:
• Ensure minimum data is requested to achieve meaningful measurement of UK performance against national standards for newborn blood spot screening and to drive improvement
• Align standards with the UK National Screening Committee generic themes, definitions and criteria
• Align standards and data requests from the new Newborn Screening Key Performance Indicators
This consultation has now closed.
The UK Newborn Screening Programme Centre would like to thank all stakeholders who submitted a response to the proposed revised standards.