Cervical Screening Incident Scotland

Information on the Scottish cervical screening incident.

You may be aware of the recent cervical screening incident that occurred in Scotland. The RCOG and BSCCP sent out an information newsletter a couple of weeks ago. Please see below link:

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services/guidelines/cervical-screening-incident-in-scotland

General gynaecology colleagues and all trainees are reminded that it remains the responsibility of the operating surgeon to inform the woman and her GP of the type of hysterectomy she has had, and the required cervical screening follow up.

Additional links for information:


For England:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-removing-women-from-routine-invitations/ceasing-and-deferring-women-from-the-nhs-cervical-screening-programme

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cervical-screening-programme-and-colposcopy-management/3-colposcopic-diagnosis-treatment-and-follow-up#follow-up-of-individuals-attending-for-colposcopy-with-cin-and-early-stage-cervical-cancer

For the latter the reference is as above and then scroll to Chapter 4.5

For Wales:
https://phw.nhs.wales/services-and-teams/cervical-screening-wales/csw-programme-standards-and-management/csw-programme-management-manual-august-2020-pdf/

For Republic of Ireland:
https://www2.hse.ie/screening-and-vaccinations/cervical-screening/contact.html#opt-out