The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC63) provides information to the NHS Breast Screening Programme from Upper Tier Local Authorities on the Breast Screening history of their residents. Screening Programmes are supported by the UK National Screening Committee.
The information is used to:
- assess coverage of Breast Screening and monitor standards of the SERVICES provided
- monitor progress towards achieving the Government's objective of reducing the death rate in the population invited for Breast Screening
- provide data for the Public Expenditure Survey (PES) negotiations, resource allocation to the NHS and Departmental accountability
- provide data published annually by the Department of Health and Social Care in the statistical Bulletin 'Breast Screening Programme'.
Data on Breast Screening should be readily available from the Primary Care Organisation's computerised call and recall system designed for Breast Screening. A national computer program is provided and maintained by NHS England.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC63) reports information on the Breast Screening history of women who were resident in the Upper Tier Local Authority, including Unitary Local Authorities at 31 March. It is completed annually and submitted by the end of the October following the end of the REPORTING PERIOD to which the data relates.
The NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC63) is submitted in csv file format.