Improvements needed in cervical screening in England

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 25 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1261
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. BMJ

    The National Audit Office says that although improvements have been made in the cervical screening programme in England, considerable scope remains for improving the service that women receive.

    Their report points in particular to serious failings in the quality of the interpretation and reporting of smears at a small number of laboratories. The most serious case was at the Kent and Canterbury Hospitals NHS Trust, where problems in the trust's former smear …

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