NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set Overview (KC62)

Introduction

The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) provides information to the NHS Breast Screening Programme from Breast Screening Units on the processes and outcomes of the call and recall system. Screening Programmes are supported by the UK National Screening Committee.

The information is used:

The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) is analysed by NHS Digital and also used by the Public Health Research Unit to evaluate the effectiveness of Breast Screening.  It is also used by the Regional Breast Screening Quality Assurance Reference Centres as part of the quality assurance process, and enables on-going monitoring of their individual programmes and comparisons within their regions and with England overall.

Collection

The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) requires information on women invited for Breast Screening, the outcome of the Breast Screening and further information on each cancer detected.  It is completed annually and submitted by the end of the October following the end of the REPORTING PERIOD to which the data relates.

Women are included in the NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) only if the test date offered or SCREENING TEST DATE was within the review period.  All Screening Tests taking place within the REPORTING PERIOD are counted.  One woman may not have more than one outcome of cancer in the REPORTING PERIOD.  Women who are referred directly for a Screening Test (rather than an invitation as part of a Screening Programme) are also included if the SCREENING TEST DATE is within the REPORTING PERIOD.

Submission

Parts One to Five of the NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) should be reported for Tables A to T.

TABLEDESCRIPTION
A*First invitation for routine screening
B*Routine invitation to previous non-attenders
C1*Return invitation to previous attenders (last screen within 5 years)
C2Return invitation to previous attenders (last screen more than 5 years)
DShort term recall
ESelf/GP referrals of women not previously screened
F1Self/GP referrals of women previously screened (last screen within 5 years)
F2Self/GP referrals of women previously screened (last screen more than 5 years previously)
TAll invitations and screenings: Sum of Tables A - F2

* INVASIVE BREAST CANCER TOTAL OBSERVED, INVASIVE BREAST CANCER TOTAL EXPECTED and STANDARDISED DETECTION RATIO TOTAL are only appropriate for tables A, B and C1.

The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) is submitted in csv file format.

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