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
evidence submitted by the provider(s), commissioner and external organisations
information collected during the pre-visits to the bowel screening programme on 30 May 2017
information shared with the Screening Quality Assurance Centre (London)