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Home testing HPV kits will be offered to women in England as part of screening trial

BMJ 2021; 372 doi: (Published 24 February 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;372:n537
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

Women in areas of London where screening attendance is low will be offered smear test kits that can be self-administered at home, as part of an NHS England trial.

The scheme will see more than 19?000 women aged 25 to 64 and who are 15 months overdue for a check sent a kit, while 12?000 women who attend a GP appointment for another reason and are at least six months overdue will also be offered a kit. The rollout will begin …

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