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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17332: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on carrying out a large-scale pilot of cervical screening self-sampling.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 29 June 2018

The Scottish Government takes advice from the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC), an independent expert advisory group which advises Ministers and the NHS in the four UK countries about all aspects of screening policy.

The UK NSC are currently reviewing the evidence for HPV self-sampling as an additional test to address non-attendance within the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. We await recommendations from the UK NSC and will carefully consider in due course.