Sarah May, Deputy Chief Executive of the IBMS Editorial November 2018
The dedicated and passionate workforce deserves the care and respect it gives patients.
I am writing this article fresh from a meeting that the Institute held jointly with the British Association for Cytopathology. The reason for the meeting was to support members in cytology through the extremely difficult and stressful transition from cytology microscopy to HPV testing as the primary test in cervical screening. A consequence of this change will be a reduction of around 80% in the number of laboratories across the UK currently undertaking cervical cytology screening.