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PHE and NHS England join forces to help cervical screening laboratories clear backlogs

Ruth Stubbs, National cervical screening programme manager for PHE Screening, says that PHE has joined forces with NHS England to produce a process for mitigation, and advises that in order find out more details around the mitigation process laboratories should contact their local Screening and Immunisation leads

Many laboratories are having trouble meeting demand and achieving the national target of women receiving their results within 14 days.

Last year, a document was issued with information on an interim solution to backlogs caused by this national shortage of cytology capacity.