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August 2023 Implementation Update 

Published 24th August 2023


HPV Screening Implementation Update

There is a myriad of information coming out of the National Screening Programme regarding the new HPV Screening Service.  We now have the finalised eligibility criteria for free HPV primary screening for priority groups, and free follow up testing for everyone, from 12 September.  Further details regarding the funding model and claiming will follow.


Checklists for general practices will be shared next week.  The National Cervical Screening Programme team are liaising with the PMS vendors to ensure the software releases will be deployed in time and progressing the required changes to claiming systems.  We still have queries about the funding mechanism and coding required for practices to undertake the screening and we expect to have further clarity early next week.

In the meantime, please refer to the following documents:-


  • Who is eligible for free screening – flowcharts – Free HPV primary screening and follow up | Click here

  • Guidance – Funding for free HPV primary screening and follow up 23 August | Click here

  • Administrator Guide to upcoming changes to the National Cervical Screening Programme (NCSP) | Click here

Feel free to email if you have any questions or need further clarification about any of the topics covered. Your feedback is essential as we continue to refine our content and approach to support a successful implementation, or you can contact

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