Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to be rolled out into the NHS

It  has been announced that HPV testing  is going to become available in the NHS cervical screening programme. Clearly not directly related to pregnancy, but this news is significant for all women.

It helps differentiate  between minor abnormalities on smears that need further investigation and those that can be safely left alone. In the past women might have a result called “borderline” which required follow up. Now with a borderline smear, if the HPV test is negative further investigation is not needed and the patient can go back to the normal NHS screening protocol.

 

Thomas Ind

Thomas Ind is a leading gynaecological surgeon in London. He is a consultant at St George's and the Royal Marsden Hospitals and has a private practice covering most of West and South West London. He also sees patients from all over the United Kingdom and has an international practice. In addition to being a GMC registered specialist in gynaecological surgery, Thomas Ind is one of few people in the United kingdom to be awarded sub-specialty registration by the GMC and accreditation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RCOG) as a specialist in gynaecological cancer. Also, he has certification from the RCOG in colposcopy and keyhole surgery. He is the author of numerous academic papers and book chapters in the fields of gynaecological surgery, gynaecological cancer, colposcopy, and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. He is a surgical skills tutor for gynaecologists, an examiner for newly qualified doctors, and the female reproductive tract editor of Gray's anatomy.

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About Thomas Ind

Thomas Ind is a leading gynaecological surgeon in London. He is a consultant at St George's and the Royal Marsden Hospitals and has a private practice covering most of West and South West London. He also sees patients from all over the United Kingdom and has an international practice. In addition to being a GMC registered specialist in gynaecological surgery, Thomas Ind is one of few people in the United kingdom to be awarded sub-specialty registration by the GMC and accreditation by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RCOG) as a specialist in gynaecological cancer. Also, he has certification from the RCOG in colposcopy and keyhole surgery. He is the author of numerous academic papers and book chapters in the fields of gynaecological surgery, gynaecological cancer, colposcopy, and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. He is a surgical skills tutor for gynaecologists, an examiner for newly qualified doctors, and the female reproductive tract editor of Gray's anatomy.
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