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– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 10 March 2011.

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Photo of Ross Finnie Ross Finnie Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-39661

To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the benefits of (a) image assisted screening and (b) testing for human papilloma virus (HPV) in screening for cervical cancer.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

(a) The Scottish Government commissioned a feasibility study of image assisted screening and the recommendation has been made that image assisted screening meets the quality requirements and should be introduced where it is cost effective.

The Feasibility Study Report can be found on the Scottish Government website at:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/health/screening/cervicalscreening/LabReviewGroup/CervicalCytologyReports.

(b) The HPV “Test of Cure” early implementation study commenced on

1 February 2011 for one year with pilot sites in NHS Lothian, Grampian, Shetland, Orkney, Highland and Western Isles.

Women in these pilot sites, who have been treated for high grade cervical disease since 1 August 2010, will in addition to cytology testing also be tested for HPV.

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