Colposcopy and Programme Management: Guidelines for the NHS Cervical Screening Programme

Published March 2016 (3rd edition) 

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The first edition of these guidelines was published in 2004. Since then the cervical screening programme has seen important changes, the most far-reaching being the introduction of liquid based cytology, which was completed in October 2008. This new edition is designed, in part, to ensure that the Guidelines fully reflect these changes.

New sections have been added to the document on patients awaiting treatment, the management of benign and atypical endometrial cytology, patients exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero, and whether cytology should be repeated at the initial colposcopy visit. Also included are clarification of post-hysterectomy management, follow up after treatment, and further recommendations in relation to colposcopy multidisciplinary team meetings. There is new information on human papillomavirus (HPV) testing as a primary screen and for triage of low grade abnormality.

ASCCP Clinical Guidelines

American Cancer Society, American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and American Society for Clinical Pathology screening guidelines for the prevention and early detection of cervical cancer.
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The Lower Anogenital Squamous Terminology Standardization Project for HPV-associated lesions: background and consensus recommendations from the College of American Pathologists and the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.
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SOGC/ SCC Management Guidelines

The 2012 Canadian consensus guidelines approved by the Society of Canadian Colposcopists and the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada.
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Ontario colposcopy guidelines: