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NHS cervical screening programme

Implementing HPV triage for women guidance document.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

A guidance document on implementing HPV triage for women with mild or borderline cervical screening test results and HPV test of cure has been produced for the NHS.

The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2011-12 states that commissioners should work with their local services and NHS Cancer Screening Programmes to implement HPV testing as triage for women with mild or borderline results, leading to a more patient centred service and major cost savings.

Related documents include Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer.

Published 29 July 2011