The NHS Cervical Screening HPV Triage Programme
A qualitative exploration of women’s and health professionals’ information needs
Wilson S (Joint PI), Clements A (Joint PI) & Damery S
Funding: NHS Cancer Screening Programmes (2010-2012)
Grant held in collaboration with the Department of Primary Care Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham
This study is exploring, in depth, women’s understanding of HPV testing and triage in relation to cervical screening, identify women’s information needs, and explore the short term impact of HPV positive and negative test results on both the psychological well-being of the women, and their intention to remain within the screening programme. In addition, little is known about health professionals’ experiences of implementing HPV triage within the programme. This study will identify key information gaps and training needs which may be of benefit in informing the delivery of HPV testing.
Contact: Alison Clements for further details