Freephone information line: 1800 45 45 55

Quality assurance

Quality assurance in screening is carried out to:

  • check the quality of the screening programme
  • ensure compliance with quality requirements and standards
  • support services to improve quality

The Cervical Screening Quality Assurance Committee monitor standards for each part of the cervical screening programme.

Quality assurance in cervical screening

Our standards and requirements are set out in our Standards for Quality Assurance in Cervical Screening.

Specific requirements have been set for each part of the screening programme to ensure the overall quality.

These must be met by:

  • the programme office
  • primary care
  • laboratories

Quality assurance guideline documents

Quality assurance in programme operation (PDF, 280KB, 16 pages)

Quality assurance in Primary Care and Other Cervical Screening Settings (PDF, 275KB, 20 pages)

Standards for quality assurance in colposcopy (PDF, 790KB, 31 pages)

Quality assurance in Laboratories providing HPV testing Cytology and Histopathology Services (PDF, 710KB, 55 pages)

Is cuid den tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála é CervicalCheck
Bosca Oifig Phoist 161, Luimneach
Saorghlao 1800 45 45 55
CervicalCheck is part of the National Cancer Screening Service
PO Box 161 Limerick
Freephone 1800 45 45 55

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Is cuid den Rannóg Sláinte agus Folláine i bhFeidhmeannacht na Seirbhíse Sláinte í an tSeirbhís Náisiúnta Scagthástála. Cuimsíonn sí BreastCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Cíoch, CervicalCheck – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Ceirbheacs, BowelScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Putóige agus Diabetic RetinaScreen – An Clár Náisiúnta Scagthástála Reitiní do Dhiaibéitigh.

The National Screening Service is part of the Health and Wellbeing Division of the Health Service Executive. It encompasses BreastCheck – The National Breast Screening Programme, CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme, BowelScreen – The National Bowel Screening Programme and Diabetic RetinaScreen – The National Diabetic Retinal Screening Programme.