Select the Birth Notification tab. Any appropriate information from the mother’s details and from your smartcard are automatically entered into the birth notification fields. This information can be amended if needed.
You should now enter the details of the birth. Any field that is in bold and marked with a single asterisk (*) is a mandatory field. Any group of fields that are marked with two asterisks (**) will need at least one item from the group to be entered.
If you encounter a problem or are unsure of any of the birth details then you can save your progress. You can rectify the problem or verify the details before completing the birth notification.
After you've entered all of the details you know, select the Submit button. This will validate the data entered, highlighting any missing data or errors.
Please ensure that the data entered is correct. Once the birth notification has been submitted the details cannot be amended.
If the details are successfully validated, then the birth notification is saved, and the NHS Number for the infant is displayed in a popup box containing the details that have been entered. You can choose to print any or all of the following:
- The completed birth notification.
- The blood spot labels with or without the infant's NHS Number in barcoded form.
- Identity wristbands for the infant.
All printed objects will be displayed in a pdf window and can be sent to any appropriate printer.
You will also be presented with the option to enter a birth for a different mother. This will return you to the search screens to find the mother.
If you have been entering details for a Multiple Birth, then you will be presented with the option to enter a birth for the same mother. This will return you to the Enter Birth Notification tab and will have pre-populated a lot of the details on this screen that relate to the place of birth, the mother and the notifying person. These details may be amended if it is appropriate to do so.
The process of entering a birth notification can be broken down into these steps: