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Programme Guidance

National Guidance

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


NHS Breast Surveillance Protocols:


NHS Breast Screening Programme Screening Standards:


NICE Familial Breast Cancer Guidelines:


Interval Cancer Guidance:


Breast Screening Interval Cancers and Duty of Candour Toolkit:


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 –



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