Quality assurance guidelines for surgeons in breast screening are available from the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS). Select ‘breast screening’ from the ‘Guidance Platform’, download the ABS Breast Screening Guidance, and select the link for QA guidelines.
Ref: ISBN 978 1 84463 059 2, NHSBSP No 20PDF, 1.26MB, 40 pages
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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.