Welcome to the Scottish Birth Record
The Scottish Birth Record (SBR) is a web-based system developed on the NHSNet to ensure that every baby born in Scotland will have one record, which will act as the foundation for future information collection.
The SBR started collecting data in 2002 and has now been rolled out throughout Scotland. It has now amassed data on a considerable number of births and we are keen to encourage greater use of these data.
The SBR is based on individuals rather than episodes. In addition, it has been designed to encourage clinicians to enter data onto the system as well as coding staff although it is not dependent on clinicians participating. At present, approximately 80% of babies are being registered on the system. The system has been implemented to varying degrees (either directly or indirectly via interfaces with existing hospital systems) in all Scottish hospitals providing midwifery and/or neonatal care.
The use of new technologies and flexible development of the system allows it to be used in a variety of ways:
- As a clinical system to encourage data collection in real time by clinical staff
- As a coding system to replace SMR11
- As a 'key node' aggregator to interface to/from new and existing Child Health systems across Scotland.
The Scottish Birth Record system provides the functionality to record all of a baby's neonatal care in Scotland, including readmissions and transfers in one electronic record. The SBR will be completed for all births in Scotland including still births and home births.
These pages are designed to encourage participation and feedback from the Health Service as well as providing an opportunity to view the progression of the project. We welcome any comments or queries you may have regarding this project.
Please contact us with any comments or queries. Email us here