Designed to ensure that women are told what screening can and cannot achieve, the leaflet includes an explanation about false positive and false negative results, and addresses the need to inform patients about the use made of personal information for audit, as set out in the General Medical Council guidance on confidentiality.
This means that women should be able to make a genuinely informed choice based on an understanding about why they are attending for screening, and what happens to their records after being screened. The information is sent to all women in England with their invitation for cervical screening.
When ordering please quote product code: 2900406/Cervical Screening.
Available in other formats
Please note these are an earlier version of our main leaflet on cervical screening.
Large print version in English
The facts (in other languages)
British Sign Language DVD
Audio CD set (languages include English, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Polish, Punjabi and Urdu).
A Braille version is also available.
- NHSCSP home page
- Programme publications
- Overview of cervical cancer
- About cervical screening
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- Research in cervical screening
- How is the cervical screening
- More information for health
- Frequently asked questions
- Programme statistics
- Programme news index
- Useful links