NHSCSP 20 (2nd edition)

Colposcopy and Programme Management:
Guidelines for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme

Published May 2010 (2nd edition) | ISBN 978 1 84463 069 1

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NHSCSP No 20: Colposcopy and Programme Management: Guidelines for the NHS Cervical Screening Programmes PDF 727Kb

The first edition of these guidelines was published in 2004. Since then the cervical screening programme has seen important changes, the most far-reaching being the introduction of liquid based cytology, which was completed in October 2008. This new edition is designed, in part, to ensure that the Guidelines fully reflect these changes.

New sections have been added to the document on patients awaiting treatment, the management of benign and atypical endometrial cytology, patients exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, and whether cytology should be repeated at the initial colposcopy visit. Also included are clarification of post-hysterectomy management, follow up after treatment, and further recommendations in relation to colposcopy multidisciplinary team meetings. There is new information on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as a primary screen and for triage of low grade abnormality.