Guide for smeartakers: Second Edition

Author: Burns, Criona Dr.; Donovan, Aislinn Dr.; McGuire, Genevieve Dr.; McNamara, Carol; Treacy, Fiona; Collins, Aoife Dr.; Ryan, Deirdre (ed);CervicalCheck; National Cancer Screening Service

Publication Year: 2011



Section 1 CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme - an overview
Section 2 Smeartakers - how to participate in CervicalCheck
Section 3 Cervical cancer and screening
Section 4 Taking cervical smears
Section 5 Management of smear results
Section 6 Women's participation in cervical screening
Contact list and useful links


The Guide for Smeartakers has been developed as a reference for General Practitioners and Practice Nurses who take cervical smear tests in the primary care setting. It provides an overview of how CervicalCheck – The National Cervical Screening Programme operates and reflects current best practice in the taking and management of quality smear tests for women in their community, in line with the CervicalCheck Women’s Charter. Smeartakers play a pivotal role in promoting and delivering cervical screening to women. This guide is an essential resource in working towards the success of a quality assured national programme.

Format Download
Keywords cervical screening, clinical guidelines
Publisher National Drugs Advisory Board
Classification cervical screening
Edition 2nd Ed
ISBN 9781907487064
Pages 168
Categories: Irish Content, ICGP Resources
External Link
Email:, Tel: 01 6763705, Fax: 01 6765850
Learn More To give you the best possible experience, our sites use cookies. Continuing with cookies enabled means you're OK with this. Click Learn More for more information about our cookies, and how to disable them. ×