Additional resources have been developed to support implementation of ECIBC. These tools complement both the European breast cancer guidelines and the European quality assurance scheme for breast cancer services.

Population-based screening indicators

Within the scope of ECIBC, a number of indicators were identified to evaluate the effectiveness of population-based organised screening programmes.

These indicators were chosen based on a set of criteria that include relevance, measurability, accuracy, ethical considerations and understandability.

Read more about the screening indicators

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 European 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.

The tool 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.

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.

The tool 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.

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.