The HPValidate study team has worked hard to prepare the 32 sites
Mendip Vale Medical Group (Bristol) was one of the first primary care sites to complete the online induction. Katherine White, practice/research nurse at Mendip Vale, said:
As a large practice we are very aware of the high number of individuals that do not attend for their cervical screening. The impact of COVID-19 has seen further decline in the number of people attending despite cervical screening being offered throughout the pandemic within the practice. If the study can successfully implement a self-sampling technique, this will hopefully increase uptake and help to stop the decline of individuals presenting for their cervical screening. The research team is very excited to be involved in this Public Health England study and contributing to an innovative way of improving patient care.
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