NIPT testing for the last two years 16/17 & 17/18.

 

1. Do you carry out NIPT testing? Yes

2. Numbers of cases of Down’s syndrome detected 7

3. Numbers of invasive tests (probes, needles inserted into uterus, chorionic villus sampling) For Trisomy 21  2 Total number 8

4. Numbers of miscarriages avoided Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record this information centrally, obtaining this would require manually going through physical healthcare records which would go above and beyond the timeframe specified under Section 12 of the Freedom of information Act.

5. Numbers of pregnancy outcomes Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust does not record this information centrally, obtaining this would require manually going through physical healthcare records which would go above and beyond the timeframe specified under Section 12 of the Freedom of information Act.

6. Costs associated with implementation of NIPT Cost of NIPT

7. Could we have a copy of your care pathway? As attached

 

SAFE_care_pathway_RSCH_v4[1]

 

8. Are tests undertaken in the first or second trimester? First and Second

9. What resources are used e.g. separate areas designated for clinics, consumables, consultant,  midwives & nursing time? Midwives time/ Postage/ counselling area

10. Do you also cover patients outside of your catchment areas? Yes

11. What is included within governance and standard operating procedures? As attached

 

SOP_for_in_house_NIPT_(SAFE_TEST)[1]

 

12. Are any other treatments provided?  If yes please state what they are Full range of provision within the national screening pathways

13. Why was the service set up?  Is it part of maternity baseline activities or was there a business case? can we have a copy? The service was set up to provide non-invasive screening for women identified with a high risk pregnancy following combined testing. This was part of best practice and has been absorbed within the workload of the antenatal screening coordinator.

 

 

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