Cervical screening: good practice in cervical sample taking

Good practice guidance for cervical sample takers in GP practices and clinics.

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Good practice guidance for cervical sample takers

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This document provides guidance to all cervical sample takers involved in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. Subjects covered include:

  • the sample taker’s responsibilities in the NHSCSP
  • good practice that is consistent with national policy
  • training requirements for sample takers in the NHSCSP
  • audit and documentation requirements for sample takers
Published 1 July 2011