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Quality assurance in NHS screening


NHS Screening Programmes each have a defined set of standards for providers to meet to ensure that services are safe and effective. Quality assurance (QA) is the process of checking that these standards are met and encouraging continuous improvement.

The modules in this section are for healthcare professionals to use to ensure screening services are of a high quality.

Key performance indicators (KPI): Antenatal coverage

The aims of this resource are to help you understand:

  • the meaning of coverage

  • why monitoring and reporting coverage is important

  • that KPIs are not simply a data collection exercise but that each number relates to an individual woman going through the screening pathway

  • how to achieve complete and timely KPI submissions

  • how to improve the data quality


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