Guidance

Cervical screening: programme and colposcopy management

Guidelines for commissioners, screening providers and programme managers for NHS cervical screening.

Documents

1. Introduction and programme policy

2. Management and referral guidelines for colposcopy

3. Providing a quality colposcopy clinic

4. Colposcopic diagnosis, treatment and follow up

6. Screening and management of immunosuppressed individuals

7. Job roles: lead clinician colposcopist and lead colposcopy nurse

8. Flowcharts: cervical screening protocol and colposcopy management recommendations

Details

This document gives guidance for commissioners, screening providers and programme managers working in and with the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.

It provides information on:

  • policy
  • management and referral guidelines for colposcopy
  • providing a quality colposcopy clinic (quality standards)
  • colposcopic diagnosis, treatment and follow up
  • management of cases relating to pregnancy, menopause, contraception and hysterectomy
  • screening and management of immunosuppressed individuals
  • job roles (lead clinician colposcopist and lead colposcopy nurse)
  • screening and colposcopy pathways (flowcharts)
Published 3 May 2010
Last updated 5 February 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance in line with the introduction of primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening in England.

  2. Published 3rd edition of guidance.

  3. First published.