UK NEQAS Cellular Pathology Technique (CPT) is an international organisation providing a comprehensive range of accredited external quality assessment (EQA) and proficiency testing programmes for all aspects of tissue diagnostics. UK NEQAS CPT is committed to providing a service of the highest quality and endeavours to take into consideration the needs of its participants in all aspects of their Proficiency Testing Schemes. We offer participants a full quality assurance programme, approved by UK NEQAS and subject to strict oversight.
Currently UK NEQAS CPT offers 6 assessment cycles per year in the following modules;
The UK NEQAS CPT subscription year runs from April to March but registrations to our external quality assurance and proficiency testing services are accepted throughout the year.
For enquiries about membership and joining UK NEQAS CPT please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Each of our EQA / Proficiency Testing Schemes require the participant to submit material from their routine diagnostics archive. Additionally the General Pathology and Neuropathology Scheme requires the participant to stain control material provided by UK NEQAS CPT for named targets. Further details on the requirements of the Schemes provided, please see our Scheme Specific information pages.
All slides are anonymised in order for a blind assessment of submissions. Results are published electronically through our Results Portal in the members area. The results report shows both current and historical scores, in order for a participant to observe any prolonged trends that highlights opportunities for quality improvement.
In addition to the participating in the 6 assessment runs a year, a participant will receive the following added benefits: