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Have your say on the revised cervical screening standards

Section: The ALLIANCEType: News Item Date Published: 31st January 2018

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is inviting people to get involved and share their views on the care that people should expect.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) is revising the current cervical screening standards, originally published in 2002. These standards apply to screening for cervical cancer and describe the care that people should expect.

The project team is seeking involvement from a range of people who are affected by these standards, including people who have experience of cervical cancer, unpaid carers, and third sector representatives.

These standards affect many people, as women in Scotland are invited for cervical screening between the ages of 25 and 64, with those aged 25-49 invited every three years, while women aged 50-64 are invited every five years.

If you are interested in shaping these standards, there are different ways in which you can contribute, such as:

  • Nominating yourself to sit on a project group to provide input to the standards
  • Sharing feedback on the standards during the consultation phases electronically
  • Contributing through focus group sessions during the consultation

If you want to learn more about this work and how you could contribute, please contact Karen Grant by email karengrant2@nhs.net or phone 0141 227 3292.

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