Our service provides
- Cervical Biopsy
- Loop diathermy excision (LLETZ)
- Cold coagulation
- Cervical smear (if indicated)
Most patients are referred directly from the cytology laboratory. These patients will receive a Colposcopy appointment which is made by the secretarial team. General Practitioners can also refer to Colposcopy via a direct paper referral. Depending on the urgency of the referral, you will be seen between 2 and 6 weeks of the date of referral. At the time of referral it should be ensured that any pre-referral investigations are completed as indicated according to the BSCCP guidelines. Colposcopy is not part of the Choose and Book service.
We have a monthly Colposcopy Multidisciplinary Meeting (MDT) which is held on the first Tuesday of the month. This meeting is held to discuss any discrepancies and concerns. Gynaecology Consultants, Consultant Pathologists, Cytologists, Trainees, Nursing team and Secretarial team are present at these meetings.