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Breast Pathology External Quality Assurance Scheme

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The National Breast Pathology EQA Scheme is an interpretive scheme. It was initiated in 1990 primarily to investigate the level of consistency that pathologists involved in the breast screening programme could achieve in reporting breast lesions. The Scheme used data gathered to devise improvement initiatives, the success of which could be evaluated in further rounds of the scheme.
Subsequently the Scheme was opened to non-screening pathologists and has been adapted for assessing individual as well as collective performance.
The Scheme currently operates nationally, across the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland.

Objectives: To provide educational activities relating to Breast Pathology. Increase learning opportunities for users by providing a range of educational activities.

Target audience: BQAS participants, breast pathologists, Healthcare scientists, anyone with an interest.