Cervical Screening

Cervical screening is offered to all women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 to check the health of cells in the cervix. It is offered every 3 years for those aged 25 to 49, and every 5 years from the ages of 50 to 64. 

About Cervical cancer – Cancer Research UK

Smears in Practice Guide

Sample taker code – Your sample taker code is unique to you, this should never be shared with other clinicians.

Routine enquiry – Cervical Screening is a great opportunity to as a person if everything is ok at home, Remember – document every time this is asked. NHSE GUIDANCE – 5 R’s of asking about domestic violence

Breast examination leaflet – remember to discuss breast checks at the appointment! Keep Yourself Healthy A Guide To Examining Your Breasts Easy Read

Step by Step guide of requesting on ICE Instructions for the completion of the Request Form

Step by Step Sample collection And preparation Specimen Collection and Preparation

Cervical Screening Tracking form Sample Tracking Form

Patient Information leaflet for after the Smear template Information following your Cervical Screening test

Acceptance and rejection criteria Sample Acceptance and Rejection Criteria

How to Access ICE results online for Auditing your Smears ICE results

Cervical screening care pathway flow chart primary care and colposcopy.Cervical screening care pathway

Gateshead Health NHSFT

Pathology (thepathologycentre.org)

The department is open from 8.00am – 8.00pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)

NEY Cervical Screening Centre address: NEY Cervical Screening Service The Pathology Centre Queen Elizabeth Hospital Sheriff Hill Gateshead NE9 6SX

Generic contact: [email protected]

Enquiries Contact – 0800 9537610 IT

Issues[email protected] Tel: 0191 445 6504

Supplies [email protected] Contact-Details

NHS Cervical Screening Administration Service CSAS

Home  · CSAS

PNL’s Open Exeter and Recalls

Primary Care support

Primary Care Support · CSAS

Cervical Screening – a guide to updating prior notification lists on open exeter

19198 PCSE PNL Guide_v4.indd (csas.nhs.uk)


Guidance on the training of new cervical sample takers, in depth information and references Cervical screening: cervical sample taker training

Elfh Cervical Screening Programme 3 year update training HEE elfh Hub (e-lfh.org.uk)

Cervical training education pathway guidance Education pathway – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Good practice guidance for sample takers NHS Cervical Screening Programme – Good practice guidance for sample takers – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

Useful Pages 

Liquid Based Cytology (LBC) 

Cervical screening: training to use a new cytology system 

Watch 4 medical animations for health professionals showing cervical anatomy and the development of cervical cancer. 

Cervical Screening good practice guidelines Primary Care Good Practice Guide: Cervical Screening

Information for professionals: Cervical Screening (jostrust.org.uk)

Cervical screening with videos and resources Cancer Wise Leeds – our legacy and resources :: Leeds Cancer Programme

A chart available on a one per room basis, for nurses and GPs taking cervical screening samples. Order here (electronic copy not available).

Programme Pathway 

Programme Management 

Patient Information 

Screening for cervical cancer – Yorkshire Cancer Research 

Cervical screening – NHS (www.nhs.uk) 

About cervical screening | Cervical cancer | Cancer Research UK 

What is Cervical Screening (Smear Test)? | Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (jostrust.org.uk)

LD Service Cervical Screening information and resources

Cervical Screening – Learning Disability Service (learningdisabilityservice-leeds.nhs.uk)

West Yorkshire & Harrogate Cervical Screening Videos

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