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Managing Safety Incidents in NHS Screening Programmes

All providers of local NHS screening services in England should apply this guidance. This includes NHS trusts, NHS foundation trusts, general practitioners and private providers.

It covers managing safety concerns, safety incidents and serious incidents in screening programmes and sets out accountabilities for reporting, investigation and management.

This guidance is for staff working in NHS funded local screening services, organisations that host these services, commissioners of screening, Public Health England (PHE) screening and immunisation teams, the screening quality assurance service (SQAS), national screening programme teams, PHE regions and centres and local authority directors of public health.