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Clinical practice guidelines for the assessment of young women aged 20-24 with abnormal vaginal bleeding

  • Document type:
    Guidance
  • Author:
    Department of Health
  • Published date:
    3 March 2010
  • Publication format:
    A4 electronic only
  • Gateway reference:
    13767
  • Pages:
    6
  • Copyright holder:
    Crown

Following a review of the cervical screening age by the Advisory Committee on Cervical Screening (ACCS) in May 2009 (at which members unanimously agreed that the screening start age should remain at age 25), the committee has produced new guidance for primary care on the management of young women who present with gynaecological symptoms. 

The guidance was produced by a multi-disciplinary group, including professionals, patients and the voluntary sector. 

Below is a covering letter from Professor Ann Keen (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health), Professor Sir Mike Richards (National Cancer Director) and Professor Henry Kitchener (chair of ACCS), the guidance, and the equality impact assessment that was produced alongside the guidance.

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