Population screening programmes – guidance

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