https://phescreening.blog.gov.uk/2018/03/13/fetal-anomaly-screening-programme-standards-report-updated/

Fetal anomaly screening programme standards report updated

The FASP standards data report was published in October 2017

Last year we published the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).

The report contains important information about how well the programme was performing against national standards in the period April 2015 to March 2016.

All pregnant women in England are offered a screening test for Down's, Edwards' and Patau's syndrome between 10 and 14 weeks of pregnancy. This is to assess their chance of having a baby with these conditions.

Since the FASP data report was published in October 2017 we’ve identified some minor errors in our data calculations.

We’ve now re-checked and updated all graphs and tables in the report.

What changes have we made?

For ease of reference, the table below shows the changes we’ve made to the original document:

Graphs Correction Page number
Figure 1: Standard 1 Coverage and identifying the population (T21/T18/T13 screening) Performance calculations updated.

North East regional percentage. Average previously published as 78.9%. Corrected figure is 61.9%.

North West regional percentage. Average/lowest/highest previously published as 58.0%, 41.7% and 76.3%. Corrected figures are 49.4%, 32.5% and 70.2% respectively.

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Figure 2: Standard 2 Coverage and identifying the population (18+0 to 20+6 fetal anomaly ultrasound) Performance calculations updated.

South Central regional percentage. Average/lowest/highest previously published as 90.6%, 89.0% and 99.4%. Corrected figures are 87.9%, 85.6% and 99.3% respectively.

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Figure 3: Standard 5 The test turnaround time (T1/T18/T13 screening) Performance calculations updated across all sub-regions. 22
Figure 5: Standard 7 Time to intervention (T21/T18/T13 screening) Performance calculations updated.

Yorkshire & the Humber regional percentage. Average previously published as 92.2%. Corrected figure is 90.5%.

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Figure 6: Standard 8 Time to intervention (18+0  to 20+6 fetal anomaly ultrasound): local referral Performance calculations updated across all sub-regions. 29
Figure 7: Standard 8 Time to intervention (18+0  to 20+6 fetal anomaly ultrasound): tertiary referral Performance calculations updated across all sub-regions. 30

Please note: we send the raw data contained in the report direct to NHS England screening and immunisation teams and to screening quality assurance service (SQAS) teams. These teams should be assured that the data tables they've received from us are correct.

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