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Screening key performance indicators: quarter 4 2016 to 2017 data published

We’ve now published the screening key performance indicator (KPI) data for the fourth quarter of 2016 to 2017 (Q4, January to March 2017). The KPIs are used to measure how NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a high level overview of programme quality.

Highlights of the Q4 data

The national performance of ID1 (antenatal infectious disease screening – HIV coverage) stayed at a record high of 99.5% for a second quarter in a row. All maternity service providers in the country that submitted data met the acceptable threshold of 95%.

The completeness of data for ID1 has also increased to 94.5%, meaning that in Q4 only 8 maternity services across the country could not provide matched cohort data.

We have seen improvements in data submissions for the newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) KPIs as well. At Q4, NP1 completeness (coverage) was 96.6%, and NP2 (timely assessment of developmental dysplasia of the hip) was 89.0%.

In the sickle cell and thalassaemia screening programme, national performance of ST3 (completion of the family origin questionnaire) reached a record high of 97.6%

Another record national performance was seen in the newborn hearing screening programme at 98.7% for coverage (NH1).

The abdominal aortic aneurysm screening KPI for completeness of offer (AA1) is an annual indicator with the data aggregated from Q1 to Q4. In Q4, national performance reached above the achievable threshold (99%) for the first time, with a new record high of 99.3%. 

Upcoming KPI publications

Make sure you’re signed up to the blog to keep informed about upcoming KPI publications, including:

  • annual KPI data for 2016 to 2017
  • Q1 2017 to 2018 KPI data
  • publication for the first time of KPIs from the bowel, breast and cervical screening programmes
  • updated professional briefing reports that we publish alongside the KPI data

Please send any queries, suggestions or feedback about the KPIs to the PHE Screening helpdesk.

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