Monitoring reports

Monitoring of screening programmes is required to ensure ongoing quality and an evidence base to service development.

The Framework for monitoring the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme provides a set of national indicators from which monitoring reports are derived.

Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme Monitoring Framework (pdf, 250.5 KB)

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.

The Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme monitoring indicators - February 2018 (PDF, 436 KB) updates and replaces the indicators in the Newborn Metabolic Screening Programme Monitoring Framework, November 2010.

Monitoring Reports

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.


Page last updated: 17 May 2023