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Contraception & Sexual Health

Cervical Cytology and Screening

The change over from Open Exeter to a new NHS Digital management system for cervical screening, that was due to commence 1st November 2021, has now been delayed until 2022. In the meantime, NHS Digital advise that it's important to continue to complete all essential IT and Registration...

Cervical Smears in the time of COVID-19

This guidance was written during the time of the Covid-19 crisis and based on an original protocol from The Orchard Partnership in Wiltshire. Practices can adapt this to their own requirements based on local guidance. For expert advice on infection control (IC) you are recommended to speak to...

FGM Requirements for NHS Staff

Female genital mutilation (sometimes referred to as female circumcision) (FGM) refers to procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The practice is illegal in the UK. It has been estimated that over 20,000 girls under the age of 15...

Learning Disabilities: Screening

There is universally poor uptake of screening invites by patients with LD. This may be multi-factorial but we are in a good position to drive improvement in attendance. The screening service receives no routine information as to whether an individual has a LD or not. Appointments are sent out...