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Latest screening KPI data and other updates

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Key performance indicators (KPIs) measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing and aim to give a high level overview of programme quality.

This blog post updates you on our latest KPI data publications.

2017 to 2018 quarter 2 and quarter 3 data

Today we have published the KPI data for the third quarter of 2017 to 2018 (Q3, 1 October to 31 December 2017).

The data is split into 2 publications, one for the antenatal and newborn (ANNB) KPIs, and one for the young person and adult (YPA) KPIs.

Data for a few of the KPIs is collected later than the others, so we’ve also updated the Q2 KPI data files for:

  • CS1 and CS2 – cervical screening coverage (under 50 and 50 and above)
  • BCS2 – bowel cancer screening coverage
  • FA2 – fetal anomaly ultrasound coverage

Summary factsheets report

We’ve also published our latest KPI summary factsheets report.

This has one page for each KPI and includes:

  • highlights of the data
  • national trend information up to the most recent quarter available
  • regional quarterly performance

You can use the links in the indexes to go to each KPI, and there is a link on each factsheet to take you back to the index again.

As always when looking at the KPI data, you should also look at the definition of each KPI from our definitions document, so you are aware of any new thresholds or revised definitions.

Highlights of the data

The KPI for antenatal sickle cell and thalassaemia screening coverage (ST1) reached a new all-time high in Q3 at 99.6%.

The KPI for antenatal sickle cell and thalassaemia screening coverage can be seen on a graph reaching an new all-time high in Q3
KPI for antenatal sickle cell and thalassaemia screening

For the abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening programme, the KPI for coverage of the quarterly surveillance screen (AA4) also reached a new high of 93.5% in Q3 2017 to 2018.

A graph shows that for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening, the KPI for coverage of the quarterly surveillance screen reached a new high
KPI for AAA screening

This KPI was introduced in 2016 to 2017.

What else should you be aware of?

The KPI definitions and submission guidance document for 2018 to 2019 was published in March 2018. We previously blogged about the update and its new look HTML format.

The Q4 templates for maternity services and for child health information systems were published on 3 May 2018.

These templates are for the submission of KPIs for the antenatal, newborn blood spot (NBS) and newborn and infant physical examination (NIPE) programmes.

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

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