1 in 3 GPs offer HPV screening outside guidelines, study shows

Professor Marion Saville says under-screening is still a major issue
Professor Marion Saville
Professor Marion Saville.

One third of GPs are ignoring HPV screening guidelines, admitting they screen women as often as they request, a survey shows.

As cervical screening experts continue to warn about the number of eligible women overdue for testing, the survey of 600 GPs and obstetrician–gynaecologists suggests that testing outside guidelines is common.