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Quality assurance (QA) aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to a consistent high quality service wherever they live.
QA visits are carried out by the Public Health England screening quality assurance service (SQAS).
The evidence for this report comes from:
routine monitoring data collected by the NHS screening programmes
data and reports from external organisations as appropriate
evidence submitted by the provider(s), commissioner and external organisations as appropriate
information collected during pre-review visits
information shared with the North regional QA service as part of the visit process