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Human Papillomavirus (HPV), Cervical Screening and Cervical Cancer

Published: 03/06/2020
Publication code: 007 960

This new edition includes guidance for registered nurses working in a range of health care settings, in particular those involved in women’s health, cervical screening and public health. It focuses on an overview of HPV (including the current vaccination recommendations), the national cervical screening programme, information about colposcopy and some key facts on cervical cancer. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, readers are reminded to be mindful of ongoing updates to local policy and procedures in relation to PPE, social distancing, safety measures and access to services, which have not been embedded in this document.


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