The Framework for monitoring the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme provides a set of national indicators from which monitoring reports are derived.
It is imperative that families in New Zealand can trust the NMSP is working to a high level of quality. At regular intervals, NMSP data is analysed and reviewed by experts using the NMSP monitoring Framework. This is one of several systems that ensures the programme is working well and meeting its objectives.
Monitoring Reports are produced by the NSU in collaboration with LabPLUS, Auckland District Health Board.
The NMSP Governance Team and Technical Group review draft Monitoring Reports and make recommendations. Additional information in the Annual Reports include coverage, use of residual stored blood spot samples and the number of screened disorders detected by the NMSP.