Cervical screening: histopathology reporting handbook

This document explains procedures for the reporting of cervical biopsies in the NHS cervical screening programme.



This publication sets out a comprehensive approach to histopathology reporting for healthcare professionals working in NHS cervical screening.

It includes information about:

  • cervical squamous neoplasia
  • cervical glandular neoplasia
  • uncommon cervical tumours
  • colposcopy
  • cervical cytology
  • audit and quality assurance in histopathology
  • the role of cancer registries