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Moves to end cervical screening failures in England

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7158.558a (Published 29 August 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:558
  1. John Warden, parliamentary correspondent
  1. BMJ

    Moves to strengthen cervical screening in England were recommended this week by an action team set up after a series of screening failures; ministers declared that similar failures would be unacceptable in the future.

    Compulsory accreditation of all laboratories is now in place; staff are being retrained; and smaller laboratories are being closed or are merging. The action team, under the chief medical officer, Sir …

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