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Changes to cervical cancer screening

Screening samples will now be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first, helping to prevent cervical cancer.

The process of cervical screening is to be changed to allow women to benefit from more accurate tests. After a successful pilot programme and a recommendation by the UK national screening committee, screening samples will be tested for human papilloma virus (HPV) first. This will be rolled out across England as the primary screening test for cervical disease.