The evolution of the NHS cervical screening programme
Ruth Stubbs National cervical screening programme manager, PHE Screening, Public Health England, London, England
The NHS Cervical Screening Programme continues to make improvements in response to scientific research and technical advances. This article details the history of change in the programme and the latest significant advances, including human papillomavirus primary screening and the opportunities this will provide for cervical screening in the future. It provides further information about the challenges the programme faces and how sample takers are being supported in the delivery of the changes.
Primary Health Care. 28, 1,21-25. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1383
Received: 03 November 2017
Accepted: 05 December 2017
Published in print: 26 January 2018Peer review
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