Programme Guidance

National Guidance

Guidance for health professionals, managers and commissioners working within the NI BSP:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/breast-screening-professional-guidance

 

NHS Breast Surveillance Protocols:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-higher-risk-women-surveillance-protocols

 

NHS Breast Screening Programme Screening Standards:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-consolidated-programme-standards/nhs-breast-screening-programme-screening-standards-valid-for-data-collected-from-1-april-2021

 

NICE Familial Breast Cancer Guidelines:

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg164

 

Interval Cancer Guidance:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-interval-cancers

 

Breast Screening Interval Cancers and Duty of Candour Toolkit:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/breast-screening-interval-cancers-and-duty-of-candour-toolkit

 

Managing Safety Incidents in NHS Screening Programmes:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/managing-safety-incidents-in-nhs-screening-programmes

 

Local Guidance

In addition to national guidance the NI BSP has compiled local guidance and protocols, based on national guidance.

QA Visit Guidance

  • NI QA Visit Guidance click Here

Regional Interval Cancer Protocol see Here

 

Information leaflet for women diagnosed with breast cancer between screening appointments –

https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/publications/northern-ireland-breast-screening-programme-information-women-diagnosed-breast-cancer

 

Protocols

  • Protocol for the Referral of Women into the VHR Breast Surveillance Screening Programme click Here
  • NI BSP – Incident Learning Event Protocol click  Here