cervical screening programme

cervical screening programme

The system of surveillance in the UK for early detection of cervical cancer and precancer. The NHS offers triennial (every three years) cervical smears beginning at age 25 until age 49, then every five years until 64.
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Testing for HPV first will be incorporated into the English cervical screening programme over the next two years.
The NHS offers a cervical screening programme to all women from the age of 25.
Since the introduction of the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) in 1990, cervical cancer incidence has decreased by roughly 40 per cent and deaths by approximately 60 per cent.
Since the National Cervical Screening Programme was established in 1990, the incidence of cervical cancer and deaths has more than halved.
Women between the ages of 25 and 64 are invited for regular cervical screening under the NHS Cervical Screening Programme.
Rachel Jones, head of Cervical Screening Wales, said: "Although women in Wales are more likely to join in with the cervical screening programme than in some other parts of the UK, we are seeing small falls in participation each year, which is a worrying trend.
HPV testing was introduced into the cervical screening programme in September 2014 for women having their first follow-up smear test following treatment for abnormal cells on the cervix.
Dr Stevens added: "The sad death of Jade Goody at such a young age highlights the importance of both the cervical screening programme and the HPV vaccination programme.
s DySIS Colposcope has been recognised as an approved advanced technology by the NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP) in the latest UK National Colposcopy Guidelines, the company said on Monday.
The NHS cervical screening programme changed its policy in 2012 to start screening at age 25; I would strongly advise you attend when your time comes.
While Cervical Check - the national cervical screening programme - carries out an estimated 400,000 smear tests, three in 10 women still fail to take advantage of them.
HPV testing will be part of the NHS Cervical Screening Programme and means that resources can be more effectively targeted, reducing unnecessary procedures and the anxiety that they may cause for women.