Additional tools have been developed to help breast cancer services check their compliance with the requirements and indicators included in the manuals of the European quality assurance (QA) scheme.

The tools will be tested as part of the feasibility checks in real settings and will be made available to the public after feedback will be collected.

Self-assessment tool

The role of the self-assessment tool is to help services to determine their preparedness to comply with the requirements of the QA scheme and to identify what they need to do to achieve compliance.

Services can then apply for formal recognition of compliance with the QA scheme, which will be assessed by independent bodies recognised by the scheme.

Services not looking for certification can also use the tool to assess or improve their current performance.

Quality indicators calculator

The role of the quality indicators calculator is to help breast cancer services to compute the indicators in a standardised way in order to measure compliance with the indicators of the QA scheme.

Services not looking for certification can also use the tool to assess or improve their current performance.

Training template

The role of the training template is to ensure radiologists and radiographers are competent to work in breast cancer screening services.

The training template includes a list of essential skills that professionals must have and outlines the minimum training content to be included in the postgraduate curriculum in order to achieve those essential skills.