Cervical Screening

Cervical Sample Taker Database Online

The South West Cervical Sample Taker Database can be accessed at South West CSTD online  (please note that you need to be on an N3 connection to access this site).

For all technical support in accessing this site – user name/ password/ registering new sample takers /updating training records please contact cervicalsampletaker.scwcsu@nhs.net

Clinical Practice Guidance for assessment of women aged 20 – 24 with abnormal vaginal bleeding

This guidance provides information on how to assess young women with abnormal vaginal bleeding, in a clinical or primary care setting.

NICE Guideline NG23 – Menopause diagnosis and management

This guideline covers the diagnosis and management of menopause, including in women who have premature ovarian insufficiency. The guideline aims to improve the consistency of support and information provided to women in menopause.

NHS England South West –  Mental Capacity Act/Reasonable Adjustments/Learning Disability Guidance:

Women with a learning disability must be supported wherever possible to participate in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.  Links to information to support this and best practice in making reasonable adjustments is available:

Cervical Screening Programme overview

The Cervical Screening Programme overview provides a description of the NHS cervical screening programme, including evidence on screening for cancer and HPV for women over 25.

NHS Digital – Cervical Screening Programme – Coverage Statistics

Published quarterly, NHS Digital cervical screening coverage provides access to data at GP Practice, CCG and Local Authority level.

Cervical Screening Programme – Coverage Statistics

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust – information for health care professionals

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust provides information, best practice guidelines and relevant links for you and your patients on all aspects of cervical cancer and its prevention.

HPV Primary Screening

Where not already implemented, the NHS Cervical Screening Programme will move to HPV Primary Screening from December 2019.

Pathways for screening and follow up are available:

More information about HPV Primary Screening and HPV Immunisation

For more information please contact the South West Screening and Immunisation Team england.swscreeningandimms@nhs.net