Cervical screening: colposcopy
A leaflet to send to women referred for colposcopy, after an abnormal cervical screening result.
This leaflet explains the colposcopy examination. It includes information about:
- the reasons for needing a colposcopy
- having a colposcopy
- what happens afterwards
- what happens if treatment is needed
Free printed copies of this leaflet are provided for national call and recall (the Cervical Screening Administration Service (CSAS)) to send with letters to people referred for colposcopy.
This information is available in A4 PDF format (in English) to print out and provide for people who cannot access digital information (see list above).
Translations of this leaflet are available in 10 languages to download or print as required.
Contact the screening helpdesk with any queries about this publication, making sure you include its full title.
Last updated 4 August 2022 + show all updates
Updating confidentiality section, replacing mention of Public Health England with NHS England.
Addition of plain A4 PDF version for printing, to provide for people unable to access this information online.
Removed outdated version of leaflet.
Added language translations of the leaflet for Arabic, Bengali, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
Updated with new version of leaflet.