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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?
Nationally Mandated true
Status of standard Active
Publication due
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Standard type
    Documentation Help Text
    Link to Documentation
    Contact details
    • Demographics
    • Messaging
    • Information governance
    Care setting
    • Hospital
    • Maternity
    • Patient
    Related standards No known related standards
    Dependencies This Specification should be read in conjunction with [ISB 0149 NHS Number](
    Assurance This standard has been approved by the [Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)]( and published as an information standard notice (ISN).
    Endorsements Not applicable