Breast screening: quality assurance guidelines for surgeons

NHSBSP publication No 20: these guidelines advise surgeons working in the screening programme, to audit their own work.


Quality assurance guidelines for surgeons in breast cancer screening

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These guidelines can assist the regional QA teams and others outside the surgeon’s immediate colleagues, to assess the quality of breast surgery afforded by a screening unit.

They can also help trust chief executives and cancer networks to identify the resources and skills needed to care for women with screen-detected breast cancer.

Published 1 March 2009