NHS population screening: regional quality assurance teams in England

This document sets out the roles and contact details for the 4 regional quality assurance teams for NHS population screening in England.



To ensure NHS population screening is safe and effective in England, a quality assurance programme is coordinated by a national team.

Four regional teams work with the national programme to create a link with local providers:

  • North
  • South
  • Midlands and east
  • London


The purpose of these regional teams is to:

  • assess the quality of population screening services, including through peer review
  • give expert advice during the management of screening incidents
  • provide daily support to commissioners and screening programme providers
  • work with providers and commissioners to improve equitable access to screening
Published 1 January 2015
Last updated 29 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated Regional Head of QA (south) to Kevin Dunbar.

  2. Office address and staff update for screening QA London.

  3. Replaced Rachel Pudney with Sarah Perman as Head of QA in the south SQAS team.

  4. Updated South East office address from Battle to Eastbourne and added new head of QA.

  5. Updated contact details and office addresses.

  6. First published.