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Consultation on Cervical Screening

The National Screening committee has recently started a consultation process about the possible conversion from a cytology based cervical screening programme to a primary HPV screening programme. The website (see link below) reads: 

"The UK NSC is commencing a public consultation on whether to change the primary screening test used within the Cervical cancer screening programme.

The programme currently adopts liquid based cytology as the primary screen. The proposal is to replace this with testing for human papillomavirus (HPV) as the primary screening test."

The BAC are planning to respond to this and would welcome any comments from members before we do. If you wish us to consider your comment please send it to the usual BAC email address, heading you email "BAC Consultation on Future of Cervical Screening" by 9th October. The closing date for the consultation is 2nd November.

http://legacy.screening.nhs.uk/cervicalcancer