Cervical Screening - Health Professionals

The page for Health Professionals in the Cervical Screening Programme.

The cervical screening programme in Northern Ireland primarily operates to the same standards and guidance as the NHS cervical screening programme. Key national guidance, standards and best practice documents for health professionals in primary care, laboratories and colposcopy can be found here.

Additional guidance and reports specific to Northern Ireland are published where required or where there is significant local deviation from the national documentation.

Cervical Cancer Audit 

1Framework for the Audit of Invasive Cervical Cancers and Disclosure of Findings

2. Cervical Screening Audit Leaflet

3  FAQ - Reviewing your screening history


Cervical Screening Publications 

- Statistics and Protocols

HPV Testing and Documentation

Primary Care Guides


For GP Practices:

Revised GP Letters 

Template for a Practice Protocol for Cervical Sample Takers

Audit tool for Cervical Screening Sample Takers