Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group

The Quality Assurance Scheme Development Group (QASDG) will develop the European Quality Assurance Scheme for Breast Cancer Services (the European QA scheme) to set common quality and safety requirements for person-centred breast cancer services in Europe. The scheme will cover all the processes of breast cancer care (screening, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation & supportive care, follow-up & survivorship care and palliative care) and will be underpinned by the accreditation legal framework and evidence from guidelines.

The QASDG discusses and selects the requirements within virtual working environments and in meetings organised every three months. The initial draft documents and the final versions before piloting are subject of open calls for feedback launched online. After piloting, the so validated scheme will become operative on voluntary basis throughout Europe.

The members are also invited to contribute to the other ECIBC objectives, the Digital Mammography Training Template and the European Guidelines Platform covering all processes of care (from screening to end-of-life care).  

The QASDG is supported by the external contractors EA- European Co-operation for Accreditation for the accreditation legal framework and for the coordination of national accreditation bodies, by CCIb –Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre for literature review and by IQ healthcare to develop indicators.

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Robert Mansel

QASDG chair

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Francesco Sardanelli

QASDG vice-chair

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Hilde Theresia Constant Bosmans

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Andre-Robert Grivegnee

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Cary van Landsveld-Verhoeven

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Jacques Bernier

QASGD Associated Member

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Daniele Generali

QASGD Associated Member

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Vanessa Kääb-Sanyal

QASDG Associate Member

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Niall Phelan

QASGD Associated Member

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Jenny Bridges

QASDG External Expert

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Marie Cantwell

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Thanos Kosmidis

QASDG External Expert

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Jasna Mesarić

QASDG External Expert

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Tibor Tot

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Francisco Tresserra

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Mary Woods

QASDG External Expert

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