Cervical screening: laboratory organisation

NHSCSP No 14: a guide to assist laboratory managers to make good use of resources, improve productivity and reduce backlogs.


Laboratory organisation: a guide for laboratories participating in the NHS cervical screening programme

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This guide brings together existing guidance and makes new recommendations for laboratories working in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

It includes examples of proven good practice and refers to the latest guidance on ergonomic and health and safety issues.

In this way, it allows managers to examine the working practices in their laboratory and adapt the guidance in this publication to their own circumstances.

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Published 1 January 2003

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