The process for referring individuals into colposcopy and discharging them back to call and recall is covered in  Cervical screening: programme and colposcopy management

To contact CSAS and securely send Patient Identifiable Data, please complete the appropriate form. Using the form ensures the quickest possible response time to your requests and queries. You will be prompted for all the information we need to process your request. 

Once you submit your form, you will receive an acknowledgement email. 

Submit a Discharge List 

Prepare your list document first 

Use the Colposcopy discharge notification template (or an equivalent electronic output) to notify the call and recall service of individuals discharged, and to specify their Next Test Due Date (NTDD). You don’t have to use this specific template, but if you’re submitting a list in an alternative format you should include the same amount of information collected by the template. Please note that you may add additional lines to the template.

We process the colposcopy discharge data within 5 days of receipt.  

We will make checks to establish that colposcopy discharge lists received are the most recent submission for your organisation. If any data is suspected of being missed we will contact you to advise of the required details. We will also notify you of any colposcopy discharge data that cannot be updated so that any further action needed can be taken. 

Please make sure you have your list ready to upload before starting the form.  

Query an existing Discharge List 

To send a query regarding an existing enquiry about a Colposcopy Discharge List: 

Submit a Cease request 

In accordance with the NHSCSP guidelines, CSAS can accept a signed cease request due to Radiotherapy & No Cervix from Colposcopy Clinics and Gynaecology Clinics. You should send this on the standard template Ceasing from the Cervical Screening Programme.  

Managing incidents

If a safety incident occurs within your organisation, follow the guidance as set out in Managing safety incidents in NHS screening programmes – GOV.UK ( 

Best practice and further information 

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