Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme Lincolnshire – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance (QA) visit of the Lincolnshire breast screening service held on 19 October 2017. The QA visit team identified 5 high priority findings as summarised below: the breast services review should be concluded

National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patients: 2018 Annual Report: Results of the Prospective Audit in England and Wales for women diagnosed between January 2014 and December 2016 – National Audit of Breast Cancer in Older Patient

Evaluates the quality of care provided to women aged 70 years or older by breast cancer services in England and Wales. The aim of the audit is to evaluate the care delivered to women from the point of initial diagnosis to

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme Isle of Wight – Public Health England

The findings in this report relate to the quality assurance visit of the Isle of Wight screening service held on 21 November 2017. The unit consistently exceeds the national achievable standard for uptake of 70%. The overall uptake for the 50-70 age

Rebuilding my body: Breast reconstruction in England – Breast Cancer Now

Research from Breast Cancer Now into the availability of breast reconstruction surgery, that finds some Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England are restricting access to this surgery. Since 2012, 22.6% of CCGs have introduced official policies restricting breast reconstruction surgery while a further 4.3% have policies that are either informal

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme Crewe Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Crewe Breast Screening Service held on 28 September 2017. Finds major staffing shortages across radiology, pathology and some vacancies in surgery and radiography making the service extremely vulnerable. The current team works exceptionally hard to deliver

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme South Devon – Public Health England

Quality assurance aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in breast screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access to a consistently high-quality service wherever they live. QA visits are carried out by the Public

A Mixed Picture: An Inquiry into Geographical Inequalities and Breast Cancer – All-Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer (APPGBC)

Report that finds while outcomes for breast cancer are good and improving, overall progress is disguising variations across the country. Some women are being diagnosed at an earlier stage of their breast cancer than others, greatly improving their chances of survival. Some women

Fulvestrant for untreated locally advanced or metastatic oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer: Technology appraisal guidance [TA503] – NICE

Evidence-based recommendations on fulvestrant (Faslodex) for treating locally advanced or metastatic (secondary), oestrogen-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women who have not had endocrine therapy before.

Screening Quality Assurance visit report NHS Breast Screening Programme Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to Gloucestershire Breast Screening Service held on 27 September 2017. The QA visit team identified 8 high priority findings as summarised below: the current staffing for breast care nurses does not meet nursing guidelines for

Screening Quality Assurance visit report: NHS Breast Screening Programme East Berkshire – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit to the East Berkshire breast screening service held on 5 July 2017. Quality assurance (QA) aims to maintain national standards and promote continuous improvement in screening. This is to ensure that all eligible people have access

Quality Assurance visit to Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley Breast Screening Service – Public Health England

Executive summary of quality assurance (QA) visit in Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Knowsley held on 14 July 2016.  Found that: strategic planning is required particularly in relation to staffing, equipment replacement and accommodation. Current radiographic staffing levels are well below NHSBSP recommended

Good Enough? : Breast Cancer In The UK – Breast Cancer Now

Report suggesting progress on breast cancer in the UK is “stalling” as a lack of leadership continues to prevent research breakthroughs from reaching patients and sees the NHS miss clear opportunities to save lives. It assesses the most up-to-date UK

NHS Breast Screening Programme: Screening women with breast implants – Public Health England

This guidance specifies the technique that should be used in screening women with breast implants. This is stated in the national service specification.

NHS Breast Screening Programme: Consolidated standards – Public Health England

This document sets out the national standards for the NHS Breast Screening Programme which provide a defined set of measures that screening providers must meet to make sure local services are safe and effective. These revised programme standards have an