From January 2011, the Northern Ireland cervical screening programme no longer invited women aged under 25 to attend for screening. In addition, the screening interval for women aged 25-49 was reduced to every three years.
This booklet describes the rationale for the change in policy so that primary care staff and smear takers can provide appropriate and accurate advice to patients.
Format A4, 8 pages, booklet
Target group Primary care and smear takers