Since April 2007, the regional Quality Assurance Reference Centres (QARCs) in England have adopted a standardised protocol for capturing screening data on all cases of cervical cancer. The data are aggregated in a national database for the purpose of audit, with the aim of monitoring and improving the service.
Annual national reports detailing the data collected as part of this audit are published as feedback for the many individuals who make this audit possible.
Whilst one report had been previously issued, this has now been updated in the reports now available, covering up to 2013. The information will be invaluable to anyone working within the English CSP, but many of the findings will apply to any cervical screening programme.