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Latest screening KPI data updates

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The latest KPIs cover the period 1 April to 30 June 2018

Public Health England has published latest data measuring how the 11 NHS screening programmes are performing.

What we have published

The latest key performance indicators (KPIs) for the first quarter (Q1) of 2018 to 2019 cover the period 1 April to 30 June and are split between:

  • antenatal and newborn screening programmes
  • young person and adult screening programmes

Highlights from Q1

Three KPIs reached highest ever figures in the first quarter of 2018 to 2019:

  • newborn hearing screening coverage (NH1) – 98.9%
  • antenatal screening of HIV (ID1) – 99.7%
  • completion of lab request forms for fetal anomaly screening (FA1) – 98.0%
Graph showing newborn hearing screening coverage rising from 2017/18 to same period 2018/19.
Newborn hearing screening coverage has risen from 98.6% in Q4 2017/18 to 98.9% for Q1 of this year

The KPI for newborn blood spot screening for avoidable repeat tests (NB2) reached a new record low in Q1 at 2.3% (the lower the percentage the better).

For the first time we have started publishing 2 new antenatal KPIs for coverage of hepatitis B (ID3) and syphilis screening (ID4).

In addition, we have updated Q4 KPI data files from 1 January to 31 March 2018 to include 3 KPIs which were collected later than the others. These are:

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

Summary factsheet report

Next week, we will be publishing our latest KPI summary factsheet report which includes:

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

There is a page for each KPI and you can use the links at the start of the report to skip to the KPI you are interested in and there is a link to take you back.

As always, you should look at the definition of each KPI so you are aware of any new thresholds or revisions.

New templates

Please be aware that the Q2 (2018 to 2019) templates for maternity services and child health information systems were published on 1 November 2018. These are for submitting KPIs for the antenatal, newborn blood spot and newborn and infant physical examination programmes.

Your feedback

Keep an eye out on the blog for when we publish the annual KPI data for 2017 to 2018 later this year and send any queries, suggestions or feedback about our KPIs to the PHE Screening Helpdesk.

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