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Human Papilloma Virus

Volume 489: debated on Tuesday 17 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has for the implementation of EU guidelines for quality assurance in cervical cancer screening on human papilloma virus testing as a follow-up for women with borderline or abnormal smear test results; and if he will make a statement; (263472)

(2) when he plans to publish the results of his Department's human papilloma virus sentinel sites implementation project.

Work on the implementation phase of human papilloma virus (HPV) triage for women with borderline and low-grade abnormalities using HPV testing has begun in six sentinel sites. Results from these sites are expected by the end of December 2009, at which point further roll-out will be considered.