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Cervical Cancer: Screening

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 170764, tabled on 17 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the Public Health England cervical screening programme guidance, particularly in reference to HIV testing for women presenting with cervical dysplasia.

Answered on

22 March 2021

There are no plans at present to review the cervical screening programme guidance to include human immunodeficiency virus testing in in colposcopy clinics, where further examination of the cervix is carried out.

Proposals to change an existing screening programme should be submitted to the United Kingdom National Screening Committee through its modification process, proposals are accepted throughout the year.

More information can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-nsc-evidence-review-process/uk-nsc-evidence-review-process

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Department of Health and Social Care
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