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Data is submitted annually to the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme regarding performance of the regional newborn blood spot programme in relation to key process and clinical referral standards.

Additionally data regarding blood spot quality and total ‘avoidable repeats’ is reported monthly to the NHS Newborn Blood Spot Screening Programme.

Performance data is also collated quarterly and reports are presented to the Greater Manchester and Lancashire and South Cumbria Quality and Commissioning Groups.

Newborn Screening Laboratory annual reports

Monthly avoidable repeat reports

Quarterly reports

Other reports/audits


(Last reviewed March 2022)