Cervical screening: cytology reporting failsafe

Commissioners, providers and healthcare professionals should use these guidelines to help avoid and manage errors or missed screens.


Guidelines on failsafe actions for the follow up of cervical cytology reports

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These guidelines detail everyone’s responsibilities in the cervical cytology reporting process, the types of errors that might occur and how to manage them The guidelines cover:

  • women who move area
  • urgent referrals
  • repeat tests
  • delayed referrals
  • no follow up contact
Published 1 December 2004