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Key performance indicators (KPIs)


The purpose of key performance indicators (KPIs) is to define consistent performance measures for a selection of public health priorities, using terminology that is clear and common across all screening programmes, so that performance can be understood, assessed and compared.

The UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has produced a catalogue of KPIs covering all non-cancer screening programmes in England.

The performance measures in the catalogue have been selected by the directors of the national screening programmes to reflect areas where consistency and an understanding of regional and national variation are particularly important.

The three KPIs for diabetic eye screening, which relate to NDESP's service objectives and quality assurance standards, are:

  • DE1: Uptake of screening. Acceptable level: ≥ 70.0%; Achievable level: ≥ 80.0%
  • DE2: Results issued within 3 weeks of screening. Acceptable level: ≥ 70.0%; Achievable level: ≥ 95.0%
  • DE3: Timely consultation for R3 screen positive result (consultation within four weeks of notification of positive test).  Acceptable level: ≥ 80.0%

More information can be found on the UK NSC website.

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