Birth Notifications

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Description The purpose of this operational information standard is to notify births, allocate NHS Numbers for newborns and send birth details to all relevant departments, thereby fulfilling statutory and screening requirements to notify others outside the maternity department of the birth.
Reference code ISB1555
Has the standard been published? Yes
Nationally Mandated Yes
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Information codes of practice
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  • Demographics
  • Messaging
  • Information governance
Care setting
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Patient
Related standards No known related standards
Dependencies This Specification should be read in conjunction with the following standards: ISB 0149 NHS Number
Assurance This standard has been approved by the Information Standards Board (legacy) and published as an information standard notice (ISN).
Endorsements Not applicable