The purpose of this document is to improve the quality of service provided by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) by reducing the administrative and technical errors associated with cervical screening sample requests. It includes pathways, roles and responsibilities.
Implementing this guidance will reduce:
the risk of people receiving incorrect screening
the time taken for people to receive their cervical screening test results
Contact the PHE Screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.