Louise Cadman, Research Nurse Consultant at the Centre for Cancer Prevention, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, gave a cervical screening update as part of mandatory update training for those who take cervical smears.
Here, she talks about the background to the cervical screening programme, why it is important, some changes to the programme in recent years, and the relevance of HPV triage and significance results. She describes what happens at a colposcopy appointment and possible complications after the procedure. She also looks to the future to see what developments may occur.
Please note that this is a summary of key points and does not replace the actual training session.