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Review of the national external quality assessment (EQA) scheme for breast pathology in the UK
  1. Emad A Rakha1,
  2. Rachel L Bennett1,
  3. Derek Coleman1,
  4. Sarah E Pinder2,
  5. Ian O Ellis1
  6. On behalf of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (EQA Scheme Steering Committee)
  1. 1Department of Histopathology, Nottingham City Hospital, Nottingham, UK
  2. 2Department of Research Oncology, King's College London, Guy's Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ian O Ellis, and Professor Emad A Rakha, Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, Department of Histopathology, Nottingham City Hospital, University of Nottingham, Hucknall Rd, Nottinghamm NG5 1PB, UK; emadrakha{at}yahoo.com

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  • Handling editor Cheok Soon Lee

  • Collaborators The authors of this manuscript are members of the EQA scheme management group of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology, which is responsible for pathology quality assurance in the UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and preparation of minimum data set standards in breast cancer pathology for the Royal College of Pathologists. The committee acts as the steering committee for the UK National Breast Screening Histopathology EQA scheme. The scheme is a member of UK NEQAS.

  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Cheok Soon Lee

  • Collaborators The authors of this manuscript are members of the EQA scheme management group of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology, which is responsible for pathology quality assurance in the UK National Health Service Breast Screening Programme (NHSBSP) and preparation of minimum data set standards in breast cancer pathology for the Royal College of Pathologists. The committee acts as the steering committee for the UK National Breast Screening Histopathology EQA scheme. The scheme is a member of UK NEQAS.

  • Contributors All authors contributed to the study.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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