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NHS Cervical Screening Programme

NHS Cervical Screening Programme Colposcopy and Programme Management, NHSCSP Publication number 20, Third Edition March 2016



This updated and revised document (third edition) provides commissioners, providers and programme managers guidelines for providing the NHS cervical screening programme. The document covers:

  • programme policy
  • screening strategies
  • referral guidelines for colposcopy
  • quality and diagnostic standards for colposcopy clinics
  • infections and colposcopy
  • treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN)
  • colposcopy follow up
  • pregnancy, contraception, menopause and hysterectomy
  • screening and management of immunosuppressed women
  • management of glandular abnormalities


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-programme-and-colposcopy-management