BSCCP Audit Requirements

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An audit of your practice needs to be submitted online as part of the reaccreditation process.

The reaccreditation Audit

The BSCCP audit criteria for 2021-2024 remains unchanged. 

Please log on to your BSCCP online account @ on or after the 1st September 2021  and click on MY ACCOUNT at the top of the screen to complete the BSCCP Reaccreditation Process

The minimum caseload will be 50 NEW colposcopy cases in a continuous 12 month period in the preceding 3 years at the time of submission which can be made up as follows:

• A minimum of 25 new cases with abnormal cytology
• A maximum of 25 new cases referred with abnormal symptoms or an abnormal appearing cervix or multi focal lower genital tract disease referrals within or between colposcopy clinics.

Referral Smear - The number of new patient colposcopies you have seen during this 12 month period (no follow up patients). A minimum of 25 must have been referred with abnormal screening results only.

Biopsy - refers to either punch biopsy, loop diathermy excision or any other excisional procedure which results in histological assessment of the cervix, including cone biopsy or hysterectomy.  Any biopsy, whether or not this is performed in the Colposcopy Clinic, represents  a biopsy for the purposes of this form.

Adequate for histology - if the histology report states that the specimen is inadequate for assessment, the sample should be classified as inadequate for the purposes of this form (irrespective of whether a biopsy was performed).

Histology results - this refers to the numbers of specimens that have CIN reported on histology (this does not include basal layer atypia).

The Audit Form

The online form must be completed on your BSCCP account after the 1st September 2021 for the process of reaccreditation to be complete. Please do not send paper audit forms as they cannot be accepted.

View a sample audit form

What happens next if your audit is incomplete

Following the 1st September 2021 In exceptional circumstances a colposcopist who is unable to see the number of new patients required by 1st September 2021, can be granted provisional reaccreditation until 1st September 2022.
After this date the name of the colposcopist will no longer appear on the register of accredited colposcopists.