Antenatal and newborn screening coordinator shares learning from a screening safety incident in the fetal anomaly screening programme.
NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme
We are pleased to publish the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP).
We have published the first annual data report for the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme (FASP). It covers the period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and provides feedback on completeness of data submission and performance against the national standards.
The London screening quality assurance services (SQAS) team held a forum for screening support sonographers (SSS) and screening co-ordinators on Friday 9 June 2017.
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.
NHS England has published the 2017-18 service specifications for all 11 NHS Screening Programmes. The specifications accompany the 2017-18 agreement that outlines how NHS England commissions certain public health services under section 7A of the National Health Service Act 2006.
Today we published the key performance indicator (KPI) templates for the first quarter of 2017 to 2018. This covers the period 1 April to 30 June 2017. Data collection is from maternity services and child health information systems (CHIS).
Back in November 2016 and March 2017 we published blog articles about the additional option of non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) to the fetal anomaly screening pathway.
I’m the antenatal and newborn screening coordinator at Northampton General Hospital. That means I’m responsible for making sure we offer and carry out all antenatal and newborn screening tests correctly for mothers and babies in our care.
If you work in ultrasound or radiology you will be well aware there’s a national shortage of trained staff. Many ultrasound departments rely on agency sonographers.
We use key performance indicator (KPI) data to measure how the NHS screening programmes are performing.