Guidance

Cervical screening: primary HPV screening implementation

Information to aid local providers of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme in implementing high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) testing.

Documents

Appendix 1: cervical screening protocol

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Appendix 2: cervical screening colposcopy management recommendations

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Details

This HPV primary screening implementation guidance includes information on:

  • roles and responsibilities
  • service reconfiguration
  • screening tests
  • quality assurance
  • training
  • protocols for screening
  • protocols for referral to colposcopy
  • centralisation of screening laboratories
Published 31 January 2019
Last updated 22 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated content in sections 14.1 (inadequate colposcopy) and 14.2.1 (no CIN on biopsy, no biopsy taken or no colposcopic impression of CIN), and in Appendix 2.
  2. First published.