Greater Manchester cervical cytology and HPV screening transfers to CMFT
Cervical cytology and HPV screening work for Greater Manchester
is now being undertaken at Central Manchester University Hospitals,
following the service transfer on April 1st.
The transfer means Laboratory Medicine at CMFT is now providing
cervical cytology and HPV laboratory screening service to all
of Greater Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire at our central
Over the past six months, following the tender award, detailed
preparations have been taking place involving CMFT, NHS England and
Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS
Trust, which previously carried out the screening work, to
ensure the transfer is as smooth as possible.
The move of the service will also see a number of staff
transferring from Pennine to join cytology staff at CMFT.
One innovation made possible by the transfer is the creation of
a single Central Sample Takers Database for the whole of Greater
Manchester, Cumbria and Lancashire. This database will be managed
in the CMFT laboratory, with secure, multi-user access for sample
takers available via the internet.