Cervical Screening - Health Professionals

The page for Health Professionals in the Cervical Screening Programme.

The cervical screening programme in Northern Ireland primarily operates to the same standards and guidance as the NHS cervical screening programme. Key national guidance, standards and best practice documents for health professionals in primary care, laboratories and colposcopy can be found here.


Additional guidance and reports specific to Northern Ireland are published where required or where there is significant local deviation from the national documentation.

Cervical Screening Publications

HPV Testing and Documentation

Primary Care Guides


New for GP Practices:

Template for a Practice Protocol for Cervical Sample Takers

Audit tool for Cervical Screening Sample Takers