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CS indicator 004

The contractor has a policy for auditing its cervical screening service and performs an audit of inadequate cervical screening tests in relation to individual sample-takers at least every 2 years

CS 004.1 Contractor guidance

In this audit the criteria, the results, corrective action, the results of the re-audit and a discussion of them needs to be presented. The standard or level of performance against which the criterion is judged would usually involve looking for sample-takers who are obvious outliners in relation to the reading laboratory's average for inadequate samples.

CS 004.2 Written evidence

See indicator wording for requirement criteria.

NHS England may require that an audit of inadequate samples is recorded.

NHS England may also request a discussion takes place with sample-takers covering the audit and any educational needs which arose and how these were met.

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Prepared By Jean Keenan