Last review date 18/12/2023

To access the 'Cervical Smear' template go to 'Auto-Consultations > ardens Nurses and HCAs > Cervical Smear'. If this is a template that you frequently use you can add it to your favourites on the F12 launcher.

1. Linking a result

To link a cytology result, find the cytology in the view at the bottom of the template with 'No Result Recorded', then 'Right Click > Add Result'. This page now includes the HPV status drop-down list. All the available read codes for recording the HPV based cervical screening results can be found on this tab. The only accurate way to code that a smear was done and has an HPV status is by using one of these two codes;

  • Cervical smear - human papillomavirus positive (XaagY) 
  • Cervical smear - human papillomavirus negative (XaagX)

2. Extra Result Information

A drop down list is available to record 'Action required'. 

3. Cytolopathology observation

The cytology read codes can be found next to 'Cytolopathology observation', and the HPV results read codes are on the 'HPV status' drop-down menu.

NB: The HPV test positive and negative codes above are not an indication that the patient has had cervical cytology so cannot be used in reporting as an indication of a cytology result.   

4. Recall Details

At the bottom of the window, if required,  a recall schedule can be set for the patient.

Please note that some patients for medical reasons will require lifelong annual smear. If this is applicable, this can be recorded either via the smear procedure template here:

Or via the screening template here:

These patients will then appear in the Ardens Ltd | Conditions Cancer | Screening for advice Cervical cancer screening reports. 

Historical Smear Section

This section can be used if the smear was not taken at the surgery and you are unable to link the result to a recorded smear procedure.  The codes that have red stars next to them are QOF codes that can be added to the patient record.  Please note- when the cytology code is added through the template, the code will be displayed as a new entry on the Cervical Screening node in the patients record.

Related support articles; 

Recording a Cervical Smear

Cervical Cancer Screening 

Cease, Reinstate or Deferral from Cervical Screening Programme