Guidelines on quality assurance visits

Published October 2000 | ISBN 1 871997 33 X

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These guidelines describe the organisation of quality assurance (QA) in the NHS Breast Screening Programme, give detailed guidance on the conduct of QA visits, and describe protocols for the assessment of professional performance.

They have been written with reference to the breast screening programme in England. There are different organisational and management arrangements for the breast screening programme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, but the broad principles of these guidelines are nevertheless applicable.

The guidelines cover the minimum requirements for routine QA visits. They are not intended to preclude local initiatives or more detailed scrutiny of professional performance.