Guidance

Cervical screening: gynaecological cytopathology external quality assessment

The external quality assessment scheme for gynaecological cytopathology in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

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National external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for gynaecological cytopathology: scheme protocol

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This publication outlines the external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for gynaecological cytopathology.

It provides information about:

  • EQA scheme design
  • interpretation of results
  • requirements and responsibilities for participants
  • principles and methodology of operation
Published 23 March 2016
Last updated 9 October 2017 + show all updates
  1. Eighth edition, September 2017.
  2. Seventh edition, published April 2017.
  3. First published.