Plan to introduce HPV cervical screening is delayed by six months

The Department of Health has been informed of the timeline, which is longer than that promised by health minister Simon Harris

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
22nd July, 2018

The health service plans to introduce HPV cervical screening early next year.

The Department of Health has been informed of the timeline, which is longer than that promised by health minister Simon Harris.

Harris said the new, more accurate test would be rolled out in October. In recent weeks he rowed back slightly, promising it would happen this year.

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