National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel in Medical Microbiology

The Medical Microbioloy National Quality Assurance Advisory Panel (NQAAP) oversees the running of External Quality Assurance Schemes in Medical Microbiology. The schemes include individual based interpretive EQA schemes that assess the quality of interpretation of microscope slides by pathologists, and technical schemes which assess the quality of the technical work laboratories produce. The panel oversees the annual activities of each scheme registered with the College, including the investigation of persistent poor performance by individual pathologists or laboratories.