A national audit of quality assurance visits to local screening services found that SQAS teams consistently address inequalities in visits across all screening programmes.
A nurse and midwife by background, Val specialised in obstetric ultrasound before starting work in screening in 2001. She was one of the first regional screening coordinators in England. She was subsequently appointed to lead the development of antenatal and newborn QA in 2010, and later helped pilot and evaluate QA for AAA screening. She now works as head of strategic development for QA.
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